High Court Orders Punjab to Act on Plastic Pollution

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In a court session at the Lahore High Court (LHC) about factories and brick kilns causing pollution, Deputy Commissioners in Punjab got told to make a plan for polythene bags. Justice Shahid Karim from the provincial top court said this in response to complaints from Haroon Farooq and others. The judge told the commissioners to make a plan to collect and throw away plastic bags. Also, the court said people who throw away plastic bags should pay a fee. It also said the commissioners should keep working to reduce pollution from companies and brick kilns.

The court also told the Chamber of Commerce to give advice to industries in Punjab on how to make less waste and pollution. They have to give a report in four weeks. The court will talk about this again tomorrow.

Last month, Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif agreed to ban plastic bags in the province starting from June 5th.

I think it’s a positive move that the Lahore High Court is taking action to address pollution caused by factories and brick kilns in Punjab. Requiring Deputy Commissioners to develop a strategy for managing polythene bags shows a commitment to tackling the problem at its source. Additionally, the directive to introduce a fee for citizens who discard plastic bags could help incentivize responsible disposal practices.

It’s also encouraging to see the court urging the Chamber of Commerce to advise industries on minimizing waste and pollution. By involving businesses in finding solutions, we can work towards more sustainable practices that benefit both the environment and the economy.

Furthermore, Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif’s approval of a ban on plastic bags demonstrates leadership in combating plastic pollution. This ban, set to take effect on June 5th, aligns with global efforts to reduce plastic waste and protect our planet.

Overall, I believe these actions signal a step in the right direction towards a cleaner and healthier environment for Punjab and its residents.