To­day is In­ter­na­tional Plas­tic Bag Free Day. But what does it mean on the ground?

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Front Page - Etti Bali

It’s a fact that the pol­lu­tion caused by plas­tic far out­weighs the con­ve­nience it of­fers. As a re­me­dial mea­sure, the Ma­ha­rash­tra gov­ern­ment has re­cently im­ple­mented a ban on sin­gleuse plas­tics such as bags, cups, and plates, and to some ex­tent, it has worked. Delhi has sup­pos­edly had a ban on dis­pos­able plas­tic bags for a while now, but gro­cery shop­pers and small ven­dors use them with im­punity, though large re­tail stores have switched to pa­per. Since celebri­ties are of­ten a part of so­cial and en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues, we ask peo­ple from the worlds of cin­ema and sport how they’ve elim­i­nated plas­tic from their lives.

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