The world is choking on plastic, affecting every human and animal health, the environment, and biodiversity.
India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already implemented tons of measures to protect the environment. From the “Nami Ganga Program” launched in June 2017 to “ Swach Bharat Abhiyan” the Indian government has time and show seriousness towards the cause of promoting a substantial and pollution-free world.
India leaped forward to contain this scourge by operationalizing the Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021, which bans the manufacture, import, stocking, sale, distribution, and use of single-use plastic (SUP) items. The first announcement for the phase-out was made on August 15, 2019, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In March 2021, the draft notification was released with the deadline for the phase-out as January 1, 2022.
This step is no doubt explaining step towards digging the nuisance created by non-biodegradable plastic, plastic pollution is the most for human health as small plastic particles may harm our health once they have entered our bodies. Plastic products contain several additives. A number of these additives are associated with serious health problems such as hormone-related cancers, infertility, and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHA and autism.
Here are some measures via which you can avoid the use of plastic
• Avoid single-use plastic such as drinking straws
• If you go shopping, remember to take a cloth bag
• Pay attention and put your plastic waste in the correct recycling container.
• Replace plastic Tupperware with glass or steel containers
• When hanging out washing use wooden pegs instead of plastic ones
• Stop buying bottled water