In the Indian metropolis forbade any plastic items
• In the Indian metropolis forbade any plastic items
In Mumbai, banned the use of plastic bags, tubes, cups, bottles and everything, without which we can not imagine our daily lives. Violators of the new law face fines and even jail time.
Now, all over the city ply inspectors, who are looking for violators among locals and business representatives. According to reports, they have been fined McDonald's and Starbucks. Fines range from 5000 rupees (4,600 rubles) for a first offense and up to 25 thousand rupees (23 thousand) and three months in prison for re-use of plastic.
"This is a great solution to problems of environmental pollution, but is a huge problem for the people themselves. The people here are all in plastic bags, "- said Kamlash Mohan Chaudhary, a resident of Mumbai.
Chaudhary said that he now wears with a canvas bag, and the local butcher, for example, was the wrapping meat in a newspaper, not to put in the package.
Recently, India hosted the World Environment Day, which this year was devoted to the problem of plastic waste. Since 1950, the environment was thrown about 6, 3 billion tons of plastic. And most of these wastes will not decompose at least 450 years. Half of the plastic produced in the world in the last 13 years, and half of it goes to one-off items such as packages, cups or straws. It is worth noting that the use of plastic per capita in India is less than half of the world total - about 11 kilograms per year. For comparison, in the US the figure is 109 kilograms.
The main problem with waste in India is that the authorities do not cope with the recycling of plastic waste. Scattered everywhere bags, cups, wrappers - a common sight on the streets of Indian cities and beaches. Well, on the outskirts of cities, you can see the huge landfills.
Dissatisfaction with the ban on the use of plastic has increased because of the outbreak of heavy rain. Indians have soaked all the canvas bags that they use instead of packages.