Nilgiris district collector, Ms.J.Innocent Divya in a bold attempt banned the use of paper and plastic tumblers and cups in the district as the wax in the paper containers were posing a threat to health besides polluting the environment.
Her predecessors controlled use of plastic and banned carry bags and cups during the years 2000-2001.Due to this latest ban,wedding halls,shops,bars,hotels and restaurants were instructed not to use paper and plastic cups and tumblers. Hotels are also banned from packing food in plastic wrappers and plastic covers. All traders have been asked to extend cooperation and to comply with this ban in order to conserve the environment and health of citizens. They have been asked to use silver,glass and earthen cups and tumblers. Penalty would be imposed on those dealing with banned items.