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The Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Tuesday declared 20 more airports including Jorhat and Silchar Airports in Assam free from single use plastic (SUP), taking the total count to 55.

Single use plastics or disposable plastics are used only once before they are dumped or recycled.

Items like plastic cups, plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, water bottles, six pack rings and most food packaging fall under the Single Use Plastic category.

Taking Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s appeal on reducing the use of Single Use Plastic, the Aviation Ministry had directed its arm AAI to ban the use of SUP at its airports.

The 20 airports which were declared as SUP free are: Allahabad, Aurangabad, Belgaum, Bhuj, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Gaya, Gorakhpur, Jabalpur, Jamnagar, Jodhpur, Jorhat, Kangra, Khajuraho, Leh, Rajahmundry, Rajkot, Silchar, Surat and Tuticorin.

Earlier, the AAI had declared at least 35 airports including Guwahati Airport in Assam, Imphal in Manipur and Agartala in Tripura free from single-use plastic.

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