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Tourist spots to be green protocol zones

KANNUR: The Kannur district administration’s ‘plastic waste-free Kannur’ campaign to eliminate plastic carry bags and plastic disposable items will be extended to tourist destinations here, with the proposed enforcement of compliance with green protocol.

The District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) has chalked out measures to make tourism sites here green protocol zones from next month, with the objective of discouraging use of plastic disposables and promoting environment protection activities, reports The Hindu.

A plastic-free campaign was launched in the district on November 1 with the objective of phasing out plastic carry bags and disposable items over the next five months.

DTPC secretary Saji Varghese said tourism sites across the district, including Paithalmala in the Naduvil panchayat, would be made green protocol zones in the first phase.

As part of the drive being launched under the plastic-free campaign started by District Collector Mir Mohammed Ali, restrictions would be imposed on visitors carrying plastic items.

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