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Banning plastic bags

Many countries doing it successfully, India also can

There are limits to what even the Supreme Court of India can do to discipline Indians into more socially acceptable behaviour. The SC’s order imposing a ban on the use of plastic bags has met with as much success, or failure, as earlier attempts by the civic authorities in Mumbai and Delhi. Even a month after the apex court’s decree to this effect, both plastic bags and a variety of products in non-biodegradable plastic sachets are still available around the country. Non-biodegradable plastic poses a threat, both to the environment, and to civic infrastructure management. In the ...