Plastic has become one of the biggest environmental issues of the present day - one that has generated more awareness than any other. But is our focus on ditching plastic really the best use of our time?
From the year 2021, straws, plates and other disposable plastic products will be banned in the EU. Is this a real declaration of war against the flood of one-use plastics or just a distraction from the lack of any truly effective policies?
Mangalore City Corporation has decided to ban the use of plastics in the city. Addressing presspersons here, Channappa Gowda, Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada, said that the ban will be imposed from December 1. Plastic waste constitutes nearly 60-70 per cent of solid waste collected in the city.