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Plastic ban failure

Managing plastic waste needs a multi-pronged strategy

plastic, waste, environment, plastic pollution

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Even nearly 10 months after the ban on single-use plastic products, their use is still rampant in most parts of the country. Though some of the bulk consumers of these materials have switched to their biodegradable alternatives, most other producers, sellers, and consumers of the use-and-throw plastic stuff have continued their business as usual. More worryingly, there has been hardly any noticeable improvement in the system of collection and safe disposal of discarded plastic material, thereby exacerbating the menace of plastic pollution. Apart from littering roads and piling up at landfill sites, thrown-away plastic products have now begun to find

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First Published: Apr 25 2023 | 10:16 PM IST

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