Plastics have become a part and parcel of our day-to-day life. It is not because there are no substitutes for plastics. But often plastic products like carry bags are cheap and easily available. Different varieties of plastic covers are used to package edibles, stationery items, electronic goods, furnishing items, toys, etc. However, this doesn’t mean that plastics are safe. A closer understanding of the harmful effects of plastic will empower us to lessen its toxic effects, reduce its use and come up with environment-friendly alternatives to plastic.
During the United Nations Climate Change Conference – 2015 that took place in Paris, many countries, including India, came forward to tackle climate change by reducing the rate of harmful gas emission. To accomplish this aim, it is important to bring down the use of plastics because this contributes towards environmental pollution to a great extent.
In an attempt to get away from plastics, Kerala Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (Milma) has come up with a brilliant idea to device a system wherein milk can be provided through mobile vending machines. This will drastically cut down the use of plastic that is used for packaging milk and will in turn reduce plastic waste.