The decision has been taken as part of programmes to commemorate 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, Manjinder Singh Sirsa, president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), said.
At the grain market in Sector 26, certain vendors continue to use polythene. Some, however, have taken cognizance of the ban and started giving fruits and vegetables in carry bags made out of newspapers.
An event “Plastic-mukt Chandigarh” will also be launched on Wednesday from the Capitol Complex. Also, a couple of events are planned for the day. UT Administrator V P Singh Badnore will release a brochure on items that are banned.
Urban local bodies and district magistrates are already carrying out extensive activities against plastic under the Centre’s “Swachhata Hi Seva” campaign since September 11, under which nearly 550 MT (metric tons) of plastic waste have been collected, as per official data.
As per the notification, no person including a shopkeeper, vendor, whole seller or retailer, trader, hawker or rehriwala etc will manufacture, store, import, sell, transport, supply or use following plastic/thermocol/styrofoam items