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Nagaland government on December 18 has banned the use of flex banners, boards and posters by departments, institutions and agencies during functions or programmes.
“Flex banners/ boards/ posters comprise Poly-Vinyl-Chlorides (PVC), a plastic polymer, which is a non-biodegradable material. If we burn it, it releases harmful toxins and gets bio-accumulated in the food chain of the ecosystem causing serious hazards to human health and the environment,” Ministry of Environment and Forest and Climate Change said.
The department has encouraged the use of eco-friendly materials such as lightweight textile fabrics, cloth banners, wrinkle-resistant wrap knit and particle board to combat plastic pollution in the State.
(Edited by Laxmi Chyrmang)