Wednesday, 23 October 2019

The Rootcause


India has been contemplating plastic ban for some time now, there was going to be a ban in effect on single use plastic on 2nd Oct but at the end, govt has backed out.

A lot of times, I feel that the burden of this implementation comes on the buyer. The issue becomes that the seller doesn't have or refuses to use the alternative to plastic. What is important is to take out the single use plastic production rather than removing it from use.

In a haphazardly planned ban, all the single use plastic currently in circulation will be thrown out and go into the waste system unable to manage the volume even currently. The idea shouldn't be to remove the plastic from use, rather that helps to keep the plastic from being in the oceans or land fills, the idea should be to limit the production of plastic.

In a Make-In-India, we need to make plastic alternative rather than making a ban. 

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