Single use plastic less than 100 microns are available in the market and responsible for Serious Health and Environmental Hazards

Ranchi: Single Use Plastic of less than 100 microns is available in the market and can be responsible for Serious health and environmental hazards.

Road Side vendors of the city are often seen selling fruits or vegetables using single-use plastic which is less than 100 microns and can be responsible for health hazards.

100 microns or less than 100 microns which can be found in earbuds with plastic sticks, balloons, plastic flags, ice-cream sticks, polystyrene (thermocol), plastic plates, cups, glasses, forks, spoons, knives, straw, trays, wrapping or packaging films, sweet boxes, invitation cards, cigarette packets, plastic bags and banners are banned in India as per 2016 plastic waste Management law implemented by Parliament of India.

Children and households often use plastic materials due to lack of awareness.

A roadside fruit vendor Dinesh Kumar said that “There is no alternative to plastic, suppose if we carry perishable goods it can only be brought by plastic bags and it is not possible to provide customers with Jute Bags either if they are ready to pay for it.”

“We are helpless to provide Jute Bags to customers which are costly and customers who buy ₹ 50 to ₹ 200 goods, it is not possible to provide them bags at free of cost,” Said another vendor who was selling Fruits at Kokar Vegetable Market.

Plastic toys, thermocol and plastic crafts are often used by Children as their activity in School Curriculum.

Harmful chemicals including polyethylene and synthetic fiber are used in various goods and is a cheap source to carry luggage and other goods, Ashok Kumar, A resident of Lalpur said.

Ashok Kumar added that “In Fish or Meat shops thin layer plastics which are less than 100 microns are distributed while buying meats.”

Suppose if we are carrying liquid materials for example Milk, Curd, Lassi, Ghee, Honey or even Drinking Water or mineral water in plastic Bottles and containers, everything is available in plastic we are surrounded with it, said Rahul Sengupta, a resident of Bardhaman Compound Ranchi.

People have lack of awareness regarding harmful effects of using plastic, Rahul Sengupta added.

Purulia Road Resident Alok Kumar Said  that “Now If we are not conscious then we are growing towards Serious Health Hazard.

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