Kohima Smart City Development Limited (KSCDL) has recently installed four plastic banks in the city to facilitate and encourage segregation of plastic bottles from other wastes.
According to reports, the plastic banks have been installed at some important locations of Kohima, including BOC bus stand, Razhü Point near the bus stop, Old MLA Hostel area and at High School Jn. The collected wastes will be taken to the recycling unit at Lerie, Kohima.
Last month, the state government had banned single-use plastic in any form. Also, five Smart Water ATMs were installed at various locations to discourage the use of bottled drinking water in Kohima.
In a tweet, I Himato Zhimomi, the Principal Secretary of Urban Development said: “This (installation of plastic banks) will be done in all cities and towns in Nagaland.” He requested the public to cooperate with authorities in recycling plastic.
According to Nagaland State Investment Programme Management and Implementation Unit (SIPMIU) data, Kohima generates about 70-80 metric tons of waste daily, out of which 80 percent is dry.