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Polluting vehicles, companies producing non-biodegradable plastic to be banned: Environment Minister

Feb 27 2018 | 04:11 pm

Kathmandu: Companies producing non-biodegradable plastic products may soon face closure in Nepal.

This has become a possibility after Minister for Population and Environment Lalbabu Pandit said companies involved in producing non-perishable plastic products would be banned. 
Speaking at an interaction programme organised in Kathmandu on Tuesday, Minister Pandit expressed commitment to come up with stringent policies to altogether stop the production of non-biodegradable plastic and discourage manufacturing of non-perishable food.

He further said that permits for vehicles plying in the roads of metropolitan and sub-metropolitan cities without green stickers (that signify vehicles are environmentally compliant) would be scrapped effective from coming April 14, as part of stringent measures to be taken to control air pollution. The owners of vehicles that are not environmentally compliant will also have to pay heavy fines, Minister Pandit said.


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