Modi government has taken the resolution that no plastic from the 2 October. Now, this decision of the government is welcome by all. PM Modi in Mann Ki Baat promotes the country to end usage of ‘single-use plastic.
In G7 Summit Modi highlighted the problem of environmental concerns. PM said that India’s large scale efforts towards eliminating single-use plastic, conserving water, harnessing solar energy and, protecting flora and fauna for a sustainable future.
Modi said India will achieve most of the COP 21 climate change goals set for 2030 in the next one and half years.
The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Paris from November 30 to December 12, 2015, that saw the participation of 195 nations.
But now coming to the point Why India should make policy towards Electronic consumption too.
India is Discovering around 18.5 metric ton of Electric waste each year. As per the Associate Chamber of Industry said that India’s production of E-waste is likely to increase by 3 times from 18.5 metric tones to 50 lakh metric tonnes per annum by 2020.
Country’s only 1.5 tonnes of E-waste gets recycled this happens due to poor management of legislature and government which cause heavy damages to the environment and the people who are working in these industries. Besides this 95% of the E-Waste is managed by the unorganised sector and scrap dealers in the market. In India, about 4 to 5 lacs child labours and age group of 10 to 15 years are engaged in E-waste industries these children worked without having any safeguards and not having any protection.
3. Ministry of Women and Child advocated that to ban the entries of children in the collections of Electronic waste and distribution. The workers who are working in E-waste industries suffered from breathing problems like asthma and bronchitis and 2/3 of workers who are working there suffered from problems like breathing difficulties like coughing choking nad led in their eyes.
4. Computers and Mobile phones are the major parts which developed health problems for the workers because they have a high quantity of led like mercury, cadmium. Most Probably E-Waste has 40% led and 70% of heavy metals which are formed in landfills. These pollutants make the environment more dangerous to live and harm groundwater and air pollution, soil acidification.
View the documentary at https://youtu.be/OF7Trz8jCkg how E-waste is harming our human’s life and nature.
India’s major organisations like Air India has said they will not receiving Plastic teacups will be reinstated with strong paper cups. Banana chips and sandwiches are presently tied in plastic pacts, which will be changed to butter paper pouches.
World’s leading Hotel Chain major Marriott International said that it is phasing out small bottles of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel in favour of larger, pump-topped bottles at its 7,000 properties worldwide by December 2020.
Despite this airline had ignited using oxo-biodegradable plastic in its in-flight meals. Oxo-biodegradable plastic doesn’t require the biological process to degrade and is said to be decomposed in less than two years. The declaration of the government will make some influence on Environment and life of the people too