The campus of the Madras High Court will soon become a plastic-free zone.
What’s it about? Acting Chief Justice T Raja will inaugurate yellow cloth bag (manjappai) vending machines at five locations on the High Court campus and commission a plastic bottle crushing unit. The campus will then become plastic-free from November 10.
- A division bench of Justices S Vaidyanathan and PT Asha directed the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and other associations to make the campus plastic-free.
- It came as a result of the case on the ban on single-use plastic. Additional Advocate-General J. Ravindran took up the order with Environment Secretary Supriya Sahu.
Plastic-free hills: The court directed Collectors of Dindigul and the Nilgiris to crack down on plastic use in the hill stations of Udhagamandalam and Kodaikanal through periodical checks at shops and commercial establishments.