We have been using plastic for ages, be it in packing food, clothes, furniture, or any electronic items, plastics are widely used. We know that plastic is harmful to nature, but we also can't imagine our life without the use of plastic because we have got a true alternative to plastic.
Yes, plastic is by far the best substitute for wood as it has somehow reduced the cutting of trees. But the harm it causes to nature is much more, we are talking about single-use plastic.
Plastic items that are only used once, like bottled water shampoo bottles, food packing, and plastic chairs used for years, and now you cannot use them because it's broken.
These things go into the dustbin, and then the MCD disposed of them, but do they dispose of them properly? We all have seen piles of garbage on the side of the roads and blocking our water bodies the biggest example being the Yamuna. Plastic that was supposed as bliss is no misery.
Our honorable prime minister Narendra Modi has recently declared a revolution against plastic. He points out that the Delhi NCR is the largest plastic waste generator in the country, and the harmful single-use plastic should be stopped from circulating the market of Delhi NCR.
Official data shows that Delhi generates approx 9600 tonnes of garbage every day. The garbage from households that is folded or wrapped in poly bags makes it almost impossible to recycle.
The garbage from our households ends up at the landfill site of Okhla, Ghazipur, and Bhalswa. They have almost taken the shape of a small mountain.
PM Narendra Modi who has initiated this huge effort to scrap plastic by 2022 is going to launch this campaign to ban single-use plastic by October 2, 2019. He focuses on the ban on Six plastic items such as plastic bags, cups, plates, bottles, straws, and some sachets.
This will be a complete ban on these items that cover manufacturing, usage as well as the import of such items.
What are the benefits which we will have from the plastic ban?
This will increase the making of reusable things, hence, it will increase employment for people. Banning plastic items will raise the economy.
Plastic bags or packing plays an important role in the final cost of goods, by eliminating this the prices of goods will drop for good.
This is the most important factor of banning single-use plastic as once used the plastic becomes a litter, and all they do is that they pollute our environment and harm our nature. Oceans, rivers, cities, and our neighborhoods. Ban plastic is one step towards nature.
Water animals are the true victim of plastics, they consume plastic mistaken for food and eventually die.
Banning plastic will reduce litter and all the money which was involved in a litter will be redirected to something better.
It'sthe plastic that blocks the drainage systems and causes overflowing. This problem is widely noticed during monsoons. The decrease in disease-discarded plastic cups or plates-collects water creates the breeding of mosquitoes that carry harmful viruses like dengue and malaria.