Bengaluru: In a raid conducted by Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) in various parts of the city on Friday, nearly 25 tonnes of plastic was seized from a godown in Veerapillai Street.
“We conducted raids on multiple areas on Bengaluru. It was only at Veerapillai Street, near Commercial Street that there was a collection of plastic, stored in a godown. We think the manufacturing of these material happens outside the state,” said Lakshman, Chairman, KSPCB.
Plastic bags, forks, spoons and sheets were found in the godown. “They are brought from Mumbai, Ahmedabad and other places. We are carrying out vigorous crackdown on plastic use ever since the notification was issued,” Lakshman said.
BBMP officials from the West zone carried out raids on shops at K R Market, Avenue Road, Chickpet and surrounding areas, which were using banned plastic bags. As part of the raid, the BBMP officials seized 1.5 tonnes of plastic covers and have slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 on the guilty.
To create awareness on waste segregation and its benefits, Bengaluru-based Eco-Watch on Friday carried out awareness and clean up drive at Cubbon Park. Over 300 volunteers and employees of Intel participated in the event, creating awareness among the visitors. They were seen explaining about waste management by holding informative banners and spreading the message through interactive sessions.Regarding the campaign, Akshay Heblikar, Director, Eco Watch, said, “It is aimed at sensitizing citizens and educating them about the need to dispose and manage different types of waste in everyday life.”
Bengaluru which was once enjoying the title of garden city is facing garbage issues every single day which could have been averted if garbage is managed properly by segregating it at source, Akshay said and added that “The burden on landfills can be brought down if garbage is segregated properly into wet and dry wastes”....