Each year, an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are used globally, and the United States accounts for 380 billion bags. Unfortunately, the U.S. government is moving slow when it comes to implementing a ban on the usage of plastic bags, and it is deemed to put a huge toll on the future. Citing a study, Salon.com reported that revealed inks and colorants used on some bags contain lead. In the study, it was further revealed that Americans throw away 100 billion plastic bags (equivalent to 12 million barrels of oil) after the bags have been used to transport medicine from the drugstore, or some goods from the supermarket.
According to Tripura State Pollution Control Board (TSPCB) chairman Amitava Debroy, the new law was filed under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, and the Plastics Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011. The public has been notified on Monday, which includes a warning on imposing a fine of Rs100 to Rs1,000 to those who violate the new law. Repetitive violation will impose a hefty fine of Rs1 lakh (Rs100,000) or 5 years maximum prison time, or both. Industries or institutions that will violate the ban will be served closure notices and electricity cuts.
“The government has been observing that the plastic bags are littered around and pose a detrimental effect on the environment and flowing of water through the drains and canals. The plastic bags also block gutters and sewers, resulting in unhygienic environment and health-related problems beside water logging in the city, especially during monsoon”, said TSPCB chairman Debroy in a report by Gulf News India.
This is a big move for such a big state in India, and it should inspire the entire United States to follow suit. As of the moment, plastic has only been banned in Portland and in select stores in San Francisco. The development has a long way to go from just being prohibited from select stores, which is why there is a huge need for residents and institutions to take initiative on keeping the sewers clean. Aside from completely shunning plastic bags, one way of promoting awareness while cleaning the system at the same time is by practicing bioremediation in small and big institutions. Bioremediation is a wastewater system-cleaning technique that uses microorganisms to repel contaminants in the water, reducing odor and turning pollutants into water and carbon dioxide. Ecosciences (OCTQB :ECEZ), a green company in New York, promotes this practice through its line of bioremediation tablets, one of which is “Tank-EZE Wastewater Tablets.” These tablets, which have aerobic microorganisms break down wastes, can be used in septic tank systems and wastewater systems regularly. This could be the nation’s answer to a cleaner future with fast results.
This article may include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “estimate,” “become,” “plan,” “will,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks as well as uncertainties, including those discussed in the following cautionary statements and elsewhere in this article and on this site. Although the Company may believe that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, the actual results that the Company may achieve may differ materially from any forward-looking statements, which reflect the opinions of the management of the Company only as of the date hereof. Additionally, please make sure to read these important disclosures.
Virginia adult-use cannabis law goes into effect on July 1st
Virginia has recently legalized the use of cannabis. Two amendments to the cannabis bills SB 1406 and HB 2312 were...
Open finance bridges the gap between debit and credit: Finerio
The lack of publication of the secondary rules delays the adoption of this model contemplated in the Fintech law. The...
AI could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10% in ten years
A Boston Consulting Group survey explains that applying AI to processes with the highest consumption works even after just one...
The demand on the futures markets influenced by speculative selling
Rice was a little lower on Friday and for the week on what appeared to be speculative selling tied to...
Burkina Faso: Japan grants $6.5 million for access to health, education for the most vulnerable children
The grants follow a partnership signed between the Government of Japan, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and UNICEF Burkina...
Cannabis6 days ago
UN fears imperfect decriminalization of cannabis in Mexico
Business6 days ago
Gold vs. Bitcoin: The 21st Century Debate
Crowdfunding6 days ago
Profit Farm prepares the third round of capital increase and two new campaigns
Featured6 days ago
The fintech company Unifiedpost boosts its growth prospects