Single-use plastic was banned from 2nd October and is in application to make a clean environment. Changes are already being made. Plastic straws are being replaced by sturdy paper straws in restaurants and bamboo is coming out as a strong alternative for plastic.
Steps are even being taken on local levels to reduce the use of or completely replace plastic. Kiren Rijiju recently took to Twitter to share a video, which is going viral. A part of the caption explained where it was from, ‘A local meat vendor at remote Tirbin, Lepa Rada Dist, Arunachal Pradesh’.
In the short video clip we can see that a local vendor is using a leaf to tie up a fish instead of using polythene. The wrapping obviously takes more time than to simply hand out the fish in a polythene, but the vendor seems committed to the cause of not using plastic. One can even see the bundle of leaves kept in his stall, for the other fishes.
In the video, the people are talking about the ban on plastic. When it is the need of the hour, creativity does come to the rescue.
Here is another picture where one can see that the locals have replaced polythene bags with pine leaves basket.
With this managing criteria ,it’s possible to build up a plastic free nation