Cities at Crossroads: Perils of plastics waste
A sustainable way forward is to minimise consumption of single use plastic items, create awareness about the use of appropriate grade of plastic, and emphasise the importance of recycling and reuse.
Written by Isher Judge Ahluwalia , Almitra Patel | Updated: November 29, 2017 10:00 am
India has had a very long take-back experience of glass bottles for beer and soda-water. (Illustration: C R Sasikumar)
Movie buffs will remember the iconic 1967 Hollywood movie, The Graduate, in which Ben, played by a very young Dustin Hoffman, is given career advice by a friend of his parents at his graduation party. “Plastics”, he is told, “there is a great future in plastics.” Fifty years later, the spread of plastics bears out the accuracy of that prediction. But our message today would be, “plastics are all pervasive and very convenient but we need to worry about food safety, design for recycling, and safe management of non-recyclable plastic waste to ensure environmental protection”.
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