Eliminating Use of Polythene: Inputs Sought
Despite the Swachh Bharat Mission and enforcement drives by several state and local administrations, it is still easy to spot polythene and poly packaging on road sides across India.
With this post, we seek your inputs on what is your experience in your city or area, share if any success stories and what needs to be done by Business, Citizen and Government to eliminate use of polythene completely.
Our objective is to put together a checklist and then drive enforcement of the same via Central and State Governments to eliminate the use of polythene in India.
We look forward to your inputs!
check this growing menace. Due to no civic sense, people through empties at will. Milk can be supplied in returnable bottles/canes as is being done in EU countries even though their populations very small. more
Another big use is water bottles (so called mineral water). One way of reducing, if not eliminating it completely, is to mandatorily dispense water in superior quality plastic bottles which are fit for multiple/repeat uses at an extra cost. Once cost of bottle is added to water each time of purchase, people will refrain from throwing away the bottles after use and rather preserve bottles for future use. Coupled with this, water dispensers should be installed wherever presently the bottles are sold, so that people can get their refills at a much smaller cost.
A deeper thinking is required on elimination of plastics from our lives. more