Throwaway plastic has found its way into almost every aspect of our lives: from the disposable coffee cup you pick up on the way to work or the straw in your smoothie, to the hidden fibres woven into wet wipes and tiny glittering fragments in make-up.
The ban, which took effect in the state of Kerala on Jan. 1, 2020, also stipulated a fine of Rs 50,000 ($700) for violating the ban.
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued notices to 12 uncertified companies located across the country, including four in Chennai, for manufacturing and selling compostable bags without its nod. CPCB has asked the state pollution control boards to take action against such violators and submit a report.
New Delhi: 40 per cent of an estimated 25,000 tonnes of plastic waste generated every day in India remains uncollected, informed Union Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javdekar in the Lok Sabha. He said, “India generates anywhere between 25,000 tonnes of plastic waste every day, out of which 40 per cent goes uncollected.”
When a consumer wants something, their first port of call is the internet. E-commerce has grown at an incredible rate since its birth, and so has the competition to make the best use of it.