Today, any casual observer looking around our contemporary urban landscape, or even the rural hinterland would not fail to notice the plastic litter that is a ubiquitous pollutant of our environment, and is an undeniable public nuisance. Deepak Manchanda highlights important issues raised by the recent government ban on plastic packaging.
May 07, 2011 | By Deepak Manchanda
On 26 July 2005, as everyone knows, there was a humungous cloudburst over India’s commercial capital, Mumbai. About 990 mm (39 inches) of rainfall was recorded over 24 hours. Neglected drainage and blocked waterways caused catastrophic flooding. Over a 1,000 people lost their lives. The Mumbai Municipality blamed the flooding, among other reasons for the littered plastic bags and waste material that clogged the city’s drainage. ...cont´d
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