Plastic bags banned forever

In May 2007 all 43 shops in the Devon town of Modbury stopped handing out plastic carrier bags. After a six month trial, Modbury has now become a permanent plastic bag free zone.

In a year, butcher Simon Wilkinson will save over 100,000 carrier bags.

“It’s been a fantastic success story,” said Simon. “There are two other towns that are now plastic bag free and 80 towns are considering it.”

The Modbury initiative was started following a suggestion by local resident , a wildlife camerawoman.

She came up with the idea after working on a BBC commissioned film about the effects of plastic waste on sea life around Hawaii. You can watch an extract from the film using the link on this page.

The story captured the public’s imagination, and Modbury has been used as a model for others communities that want to ban plastic bags.

“It’s been brilliant, but I want to step back,” she said.

“I do pine to sit on a mountain again with the wildlife. That’s me at my happiest.

“The campaign website has all the information people need and if it doesn’t, then I ask people to use their commonsense. fake rolex

“The reason it has spread like bush fire is because people want it to happen.

“If other towns are to do this, the message has to come from someone who lives in the local community.

“But it’s absolutely amazing what we’ve started here.”

Instead of using plastic bags, shoppers are asked to use 100% biodegradable alternatives made from corn starch, canvas, paper or cotton.

The reusable bags are imported from a small factory in Mumbai and printed in the UK using water based organic ink.

Plastic bag ‘amnesty’ bins are dotted around Modbury and those collected will be recycled.

“We never thought it would take off like this,” Rebecca t fake rolex old BBC Devon. “I just wanted to do my bit for the environment, but it’s just gone crazy.

“It’s shown that local communities can really make a difference. The number of places wanting to fake rolex take up the idea is growing every week from B fake rolex righton to the Isle of Arran.”

Plastic bags banned at Patna zoo

Patna: Use of plastic bags inside Sanjay Gandhi Zoological park in Patna would be banned from June 5 to make the place a eco friendly one, a high level meeting chaired by Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi decided today.

Visitors can buy eco friendly bags at the counter at the zoo, where efforts would be made to attra fake rolex ct more tourists, official sources said.

Mr Sushil Modi said under the exchange programme with Assam, Bhuabneswar and Tripura zoos, a couple of chimpanzees would be brought from Nandan Kanan zoo in exchange o fake rolex f a giraffe after the the present sweltering heat conditions improve.

Besides, three fountains would be made operational in the old lake of the zoo within a month and ten new boards would be purchased within a month, Mr Sushil Modi said adding the fake rolex number of chairs would also be increased and an attractive brochure would be prepared for visitors to fake rolex help them know about the animals in the zoo in Patna.

It was also decided at the meeting to constitute rescue teams to protect people from wild animals which move out of the forest area.

The state forest and environment department principal secretary Dipak Kumar Singh, principal chief forest conservator B A Khan and chief life warden D K Shukla also attended the meeting.

Plastic bags banned at Alagarkoil

Usage of plastic goods, having thickness below 20 micron, has been banned at the Kallazhagar Temple and the Pazhamuthircholai temple premises and the adjoining the Western Ghats in Alagarkoil with effect from Saturday.

is the first among the tourist spots in the district where plastic carry bags and other items like plastic tumblers are banned, District Collector, C. Kamaraj, said after flagging off an awareness rally on ill effects of plastics. The imposition of ban comes after a series of anti p fake rolex lastic awareness campaigns conducted in various places of the district.

Mr. Kamaraj also introduced various eco friendly alternatives to plastic bags and tumblers on the temple premises. He said people could use containers made of leaves, paper cups, bags made of cloth instead of plastic bags and tumblers.

He said littering of plastic would prevent percolation of rainwater into ground, choke the drainage system and even kill animals that swallow plastic bags containing eatables.

Women self help groups would sell the eco friendly altern fake rolex atives through many shops on the temple premises and encourage people to avoid plastic, he added. Krishnaram, said that chemical reaction due to hot food items packed in plastic bags could cause cancer.

Various officials from different departments spoke on eco friendly tourism and the need to protect the heritage structures.

The Deputy Commissioner and Executive Officer of Kallazhagar Temple, S. Kalyani, said over 5,000 to 10,000 devotees visited the temple every day.

The plastic goods littered by the devotees spoiled the environment, she said. Assistant Director, Department of Archaeology, Chandravannan, stressed th fake rolex e importance of protecting the rare age old sculptures of temples.

District Tourism Officer, K. Dharmaraj, and Pasumpon, Assistant Director, Department of Tamil Development, were among those w fake rolex ho addressed.