Plastic bags seized

BASAR, Mar 5: Several bundles of plastic bags were seized from various hotels and shops here in Leparada district during a surprise inspection carried out by the vigilance squad on Thursday.
Led by CO Tami Taga, the squad, which included SMO Moli Tatu, UD&H AE Tomo Lomi and police personnel, carried out the inspection to check the use of single-use plastic below 50 microns.
A fine of Rs 500 was imposed on the defaulters, and the squad briefed the shopkeepers and the hoteliers on the environmental damage caused by plastic.
The traders were also advised to segregate wastes for easy disposal. (DIPRO)