Jamshedpur: More than a dozen business establishments of the city promised to stop using and providing polythene bags on Tuesday.
They filled in a declaration to this effect while taking pledge to save the environment from the hazards of polythene.
The welcome move came during an awareness campaign against polythene was launched in Sakchi by the district administration on Tuesday. District Public Relations Officer Sanjay Kumar led the drive.
Many business establishments informed the DPRO that they had already put in use cloth bags in place of polythene bags to carry out their duties towards the environment.
The DPRO said he visited a number of malls and shops in Sakchi and appealed to their managements against using or providing polythene bags. The managements have assured to stop using polythenes, he said.