Will simply banning plastic and polythene solve the problem of environmental degradation?We are using plastic and polythene in various ways ranging from garbage bags to table covers. Disposable plastic boxes and bags are used in food and other products by home delivery shops. We are getting lot of plastic as covers of milk sachets, covers of petty items and other products and do not know what to do with them. We use them for miscellaneous purposes for a while and then simply through them in the garbage.
Govt brings time to time legislation, rules and regulations to ban this evil in society but it comes back in new forms equally harmful to our environment. Govt is even forced to exempt the milk suppliers or bottled mineral water manufacturers from this ban as there is no alternative seen for these large scale business operations.
The garbage collection and its disposal in an environment friendly way seems to be a distant dream as we do not have much business interest or entrepreneurship in that area. Recycling and converting the garbage to other acceptable form has also not picked up and we are standing at the cross road and do to know our destination.
Do you also feel that simply banning these items will not help in achieving the main purpose until we have good infrastructure to dispose this particular type of garbage and if alternative solutions are there to replace these disposables, stop these things being manufactured at the factory level itself.
What is your opinion in this issue?