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Ban On Plastic: A Shot In The Arm Of Dying Pottery
Plastic entered our planet in 1870. John Wesley Hyatt, an American extracted plastic from a material called celluloid.
Kishore Talukdar

By 2015, the world produced 322 million tons of plastic. But realization of adverse impact of plastic on the environment has only dawned on us now. Today, the world has to struggle to recover from the plastic deluge. In this battle, against plastic, humans must achieve victory, failing which plastic will lay us to rest. If human is the part of problem, human can be a part of solution to that problem. The recent call for avoiding the use of single-use plastic sounds convincing. But it is going to be just a small step forward which is friendly to Nature considering the host of human activities which are detrimental to Nature. The natural environment is dying for a much-needed respite from plastic pollutant. The move is laudable given the disastrous effect of this nuisance on our planet. It should have been a reality long ago, because non-biodegradable plastic has already taken toll on the health of the environment, but better late than never.

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