Banning the Use of Plastic Bags
Though belated, the policy requires full implementation
Hassaan Bin Zubair
Plastic bags are one of the main causes of marine pollution, and the focus on plastic bag reduction is ongoing. Currently, the worldwide annual production of plastic is reported to have escalated to almost 300 million tones and it will keep increasing swiftly if it goes unchecked. The UN found that in cities around the world, about five trillion plastic bags used each year equaled nearly 10 million plastic bags per minute. Most of plastic waste clogs drains, inundating streets and roads with sewage and breeding serious diseases.
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