Not just plastic carry bags, but sachets and tubes also should be banned or restricted
Do you think the ban on plastic bags should be extended to plastic tubes & sachets to protect the environment? Share your views in this discussion thread.
We are all aware about the issues plastic creates in the modern world. Plastic waste is not bio degradable and stays for years without undergoing degradation. It cannot be burned because of the harmful smoke it emits. The main focus of plastic ban is mostly concentrated and limited to the use of plastic carry bags of a certain thickness. This is because they get thrown and blow and get deposited in the drains and water channels and clog them creating many problems.
But there is another area where plastic is used tremendously by all of us daily and the waste simply thrown. They are the sachets and tubes containing daily use creams and ointments, cosmetics, toothpaste, and many food items like sauces and jams. These tubes were once metallic foils which could undergo corrosion and degradation. Even their burning was not creating much problem. They could be recycled also.
But the present day tubes and sachets cannot be reused nor properly degraded in waste. So there is an urgency to stop using of the plastic or similar containers and instead used metallic containers wherever possible. The public and government shuld put immediate attention into this. The manufacturers should also comply and co-operate in the public interest and saving the Earth.