What is Single-Use Plastic? Know everything about it

The central government has decided not to completely ban single-use plastic. On the ‘Swachh Bharat‘ handle, the government said, “Swachhata Seva Campaign launched by Honorable PM on 11 September 2019 is not about banning single-use plastic, but by bringing awareness to people to stop its use. – The movement has to be started. “The effect of the government’s campaign on Single-Use Plastic has started showing. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) declared Tagore Garden fruit and vegetable market “the first plastic-free market”, giving impetus to the anti-plastic campaign. At the same time, many companies are looking for another option instead of using single-use plastic.

Let us know that such a chemical find in single-use plastic which is very harmful to our health as well as the environment. Plastic never dissolves and it is lying like this for thousands of years, due to which it is dangerous not only for water but also for the soil.

What is single-use plastic?

These products come in single-use plastic. Single-use plastic is also called disposable plastic.

These products come in single-use plastic.

Carry bag (less than 50 microns) in single-use plastic, non-woven carry bag, small wrapping / packing film, foamed cup cups, bowls, plates, laminated bowls and plates, small plastic cups and containers (150 mL and 5 Grams), plastic sticks and earbuds, balloons, flags and candies, cigarette butts, dispersed polystyrene, small plastic packets for beverages (less than 200 mL) and roadside banners (100 mA) Krone is low).

E-commerce companies use 40 percent of single-use plastic

In India, e-commerce companies use single-use plastic the most. According to an estimate, about 40 percent of the plastic products used annually are consumed in the e-commerce sector.

Which countries have a plastic ban?

According to a UN report, plastic has been banned or controlled in these countries of the world.

Bangladesh, thin plastic bags have been banned since 2002.
France has a partial ban on plastics.
The lightweight plastic has completely banned in most states of Australia.
Papua Niugini has a non-biodegradable plastic ban.
Heti and Costa Rica have controlled the use of foam-based plastic. Costa Rica aims to become the first country by 2021 where foam-based plastic will be completely banned.
In Canada and most cities of America, a large scale work is being done to control or ban the use of single-use plastic.
Styrofoam products had banned in Africa.
There is a ban on biodegradable plastic in China.

Plastic is banned in these states of India

Himachal Pradesh: Since 2004, there is a complete ban on the production, storage, sale, distribution, and use of non-biodegradable plastic.
Karnataka: Production and sale of plastic bags banned since the year 2016.
Punjab: There is a ban on the production, stocking, distribution, sale, and storage of single-use plastic carry bags and containers from the year 2016.
Haryana: Ban on production, stocking, distribution, and sale of plastic carry bags since 2016.
Kerala: Ban on plastic bags since 2016.
West Bengal: Plastic bags banned since 2001.
Sikkim: 2016 ban on the sale and use of plastic and disposable foam-based plastic products.
New Delhi: Ban on disposable plastic since 2017.
Maharashtra: Plastic bags banned from 2018.

Use these options instead of plastic products

– Copper, glass or metal bottles can be used instead of water bottles.
– It is not necessary to use straws but still if you need, you can use straws made of paper.
– You can use paper cups instead of plastic cups.
To buy goods, take the bag from home, make sure that only a bag made of jute or paper is used.
You can use steel and wooden spoons instead of plastic.

Target to discontinue use of Plastic by 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a target to stop using single-use plastic in the country by 2022. Plastic highly uses in this country with a population of 1.3 billion. Let us know five major things about plastic waste and its recycling in India.

What do the figures say?

The per capita consumption of plastic in India is 11 kg. In the US, this figure is 109 kg. This information is based on data from FICCI, which was released in 2017. The average use of plastic in the world is 28 kg. According to government estimates, by 2022 the average per capita consumption of plastics in India will reach 20 kg.

The use of single-use plastic is dangerous.

56 million tonnes of plastic waste is produced in India every year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to ban the use of things like plastic bags and plastic forks and spoons. About half of the plastic in the country used for packaging. This plastic also comes in the single-use category.

Companies are also stopping the use of single-use plastic

Plastic carry bags have banned in many states. However, this rule is not strictly followed. After Prime Minister Modi’s appeal to stop using single plastic, many companies are also coming forward for this. Air India, Amazon, and Flipkart have said that they will stop using single-use plastic in the coming years. According to government data, plastic accounts for 8% of solid waste in India.

Plastic is reaching the sea through rivers

The use of plastic waste has seen in two major rivers flowing in India. According to the United Nations, Indus (1,64,332 tons) and Meghna-Brahmaputra (72,845 tons) deliver the largest amount of plastic seas in the world.

The use of plastic waste has seen in two major rivers flowing in India. According to the United Nations, Indus (1,64,332 tons) and Meghna-Brahmaputra (72,845 tons) deliver the largest amount of plastic seas in the world.

 A big problem to not divide waste into different classes

While collecting garbage in India, it not divide into different classes. In addition, too much plastic goes into the reservoirs. The system for collecting garbage in India does not very well organize. According to estimates, 60 percent of plastic waste is recycling in the country. According to the United Nations, only 9 percent of the plastic produced worldwide has been recycled.

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