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All government officials and heads of departments should use maximum and maximum soft copy. Use of physical (hard) copy should be minimized and should be printed on both sides whenever printing is required.
Government offices will take care of the environment
Think 100 times before carrying a plastic water bottle and wasting papers in a government office. Doing so may expose you to legal action. This rule has been implemented in the largest state of the country. Here the government has taken strict action against the use of single use plastic and wastage of paper. Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra has directed all government officials to use maximum soft copy in offices while plastic bottles for water will not be used in meetings. According to the statement released on Tuesday, the Chief Secretary has made it clear that strict immediate compliance of these instructions must be ensured.
Ban on use of plastic bottles
The notice issued by the Chief Secretary said that despite repeated instructions, it has been noticed that the booklets are being issued by departments with plastic cover and single side printing. The order said that misuse of paper and use of plastic is not environmentally sound while sensitivity to environment and climate change is the moral and official responsibility of every officer.
Ban on misuse of paper
All government officials and heads of departments should use maximum and maximum soft copy. Use of physical (hard) copy should be minimized and should be printed on both sides whenever printing is required. All files should be sent through e-office only. If sending a physical file is very important then it should be printed on both sides of the paper. It has been said that plastic bowls for water should never be used in meetings. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced this order to all departments of the UP government.
What is single use plastic?
Single use plastic refers to plastic products that are used only once. Single use plastic is used once and thrown away. This category includes plastic bags, disposable plastics, straws, soda or water bottles.
This waste takes the form of mountains of garbage in cities. From here the chemicals diffuse into the soil. Garbage is spread everywhere on the roads. Animals find their food in it. In such a situation, plastic bags reach their stomachs, while plastic also comes out of the stomachs of fishes in the sea.