The great plastic ban in Tamil NaduIn certain respects, we, the Tamilians are slow to react. We have allowed the plastic menace to become a monster. Chennai perhaps has the maximum plastic waste in the entire country. The State Government has finally woken up. Plastic manufacture in most forms is now sought to be controlled and eventually stopped for ever.
Till date, we do not have big alternatives. Of course, the nonsense of packing the food items in plastic covers will go. People should now carry their own containers.
It remains to be seen what will happen to those employed in plastic manufacture. At the very same time, we need to find out environment friendly alternatives. Only then can this ban make sense in the true sense of the word.