Ministry of Tourism takes steps to minimise the use of single-use plastics in tourist sites

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Ministry of Tourism has taken various steps to minimise the use of the Single-Use Plastic (SUP) by the creation of awareness among stakeholders so as to make tourists sites plastic-free through the offices under its administrative control. These steps include:

  • Awareness creation for the eradication of SUP among the tourists such as campaign at iconic places, plastic shramdaan, etc
  • Organisation of cleanliness drives namely collection of plastic waste and its proper disposal at various important tourist destinations and educational institutes with the help of the local public, volunteers, students, faculty, etc

Further, the Ministry has advised all states and UTs to take steps so as to create awareness among the locals and tourists about the eradication of SUP in the tourist places and to organise special plastic shramdaan, etc.