Parting ways from single-use plastic is a trend that India is welcoming with its arms open. And we can’t be more happy about the fact. After Indian Railway implemented a ban on single-use plastic, tracing the same steps, now Kerala has decided to ban single-use plastic from January 2020.
The decision in this regard was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
Environment woes like the dumping of plastic into water bodies, increasing cases of plastic pollution in the mountains and more were taken into consideration before landing on the final decision.
This, likely, is a beneficial step towards sustainable development and must be adapted throughout the country. Collectively, reduction in single-usage plastic usage would not only save our planet from what I would name “plastic apocalypse” but will also ensure that we have something left to hand over to the coming generation.
Meanwhile, plastic products including plastic carry bags, plastic sheets, cooling films, plastic plates, cups, thermocol and Styrofoam-based fancy items and others have been banned.