It's a very wrong notion that Plastic is hazardous and we should not use Plastic. Plastic has made our lives convenient with any food item, vegetables, water, medicines, garments, stationary, jewelry, toothpaste, shampoo, washing powder, food grains, vegetable oils, milk, fruits & many more available items anytime anywhere. It has given employment & livelihood to lakhs of people which always is a concern for any Government.
It has replaced paper and thus SAVED a lot of trees from being cut, which is very much essential to stop global warming.
Plastic waste of course is a concern only when it is not collected and recycled/ reused. All Plastic MUST BE recycled and reused. It is our responsibility to throw this Plastic or any wastage in correctly earmarked Dustbins so it can be sent for recycling. WE need to change OUR DAILY habits and not ban Plastic. We can also generate electricity from any plastic waste with hardly 1% residue. Where as thousands of trees & lakhs of litres of water is used to manufacture paper. This contaminated water is then disposed off in rivers & seas thus polluting the marine environment.
Plastic is made out of a byproduct left after processing of crude oil which is extracted from the sea. So why 'No' to Plastic?? Iron ore used for making metal is depleting our land. Paper is taking away our trees & pushing us towards global warming.
So when we say BAN Plastic ...... are we talking of actually saving our environment?? Whom should we blame? A civilian who doesn't throw the thrash in the earmarked Dustbin? Or the Municipal Corporation who has not developed an efficient system to collect & recycle plastic waste & pass their inability & failure to Plastic users?
Shouldn't these Politicians stop playing with the common man's life and get UNNECESSARY political mileage ?
The Mobile phone has made our lives easy but at the same time it is taking away our mental peace. Whilst it keeps us all connected (more than we need to be sometimes) It has made for distance in so many relationships. It is also generating tons of e-waste which is not recyclable. Should we ban the use & sale of mobiles?? Cars, bikes, trucks all emit a lot of Co2. So should we ban cars and stop manufacturing all vehicles? Air-conditioners emit lots of hot air, so should we ban Air-conditioners ? Lots of hazardous chemicals are used for agriculture which causes cancer. Can't we ban them and go for organic farming immediately ? I can give you many such examples which we should ban immediately.
SO Should we Ban Plastic??? Do we want to revert back to the18th century ??? Should we not correct our slovenly habits rather than banning all products & gadgets ?? Can't we make rational use of all our resources so we make our next generations life better by being RESPONSIBLE & CONSIDERATE beings 1st ?
Now can you think of replacing Plastic with Paper???