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DATA POINT DATA POINT Cutting out plastic use India's per capita consumption of plastic products is 11 kg, which is relatively low when compared to the U.S. (109 kg). It will still be a tough challenge to eliminate the use of single use plastics by 2020, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged recently. A look at the per capita consumption of plastics across select countries and the world Plastic planet The number of new regulations at the national level on using single-use plastic products such as coffee cups and water bottles has been on the rise globally (over 25 countries). This is a small positive given that the planet had generated an estimated 6.3 billion tonnes of plastic waste, as of 2015. A look at the rise in the number of regulations 120109 100 80 60 PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION OF PLASTICS (KG) SOURCE: FICCI REPORT NUMBER OF NEW REGULATIONS 18 65 16Examples of regulations 14 12 10 categories of plastic 8 completely or imposing include banning certain 38 40 20 0 32 28 levies on consumers who 4use plastic bags U.S. Europe China Brazi India World (avg.) 1990 1994 2003 2017 M ND-NDE Source: UN, BBC
Mains Questions for 8th June 2018: 1. Establish the relationship between land reform, agriculture productivity and elimination of poverty in Indian Economy. Discussion the difficulty in designing and implementation of the agriculture friendly land reforms in India 2. What are micro-plastics? Identify the ways in which micro-plastics enter the food chain. Considering the adverse impact of "Plastic" on the environment, enumerate the steps taken by the Govt. in the recent years for curbing the generation and for effective disposal of plastic waste. [250 Words]
Editorial-1 As a major producer of plastic waste that ends up in the oceans, India is arguably the best place to host World Environment Day Union Environment Minister has said the government means business, and the UN theme, "Beat Plastic Pollution", will not remain an empty slogan. His claim would have inspired greater confidence had India taken its own rnules on waste management seriously. Both the Solid Waste Management Rules and the Plastic Waste Management Rules of 2016, which built on previous regulations, mostly remain on paper. Why the rules have not been implemented properly? State governments have simply not given them the necessary momentum, and the producers of plastic articles that are invariably used just for a few minutes have shown little concern about their negative environmental impact.
. The Centre's somewhat liberal estimate shows over 60% of about 25,000 tonnes of plastic waste generated daily is collected That essentially means a staggering 10,000 tonnes of trash is being released into the environment, a lot of it going into the sea. . Also, not every piece of plastic collected by the system is scientifically processed. . It is no surprise, therefore, that the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna river system is on the UN map of 10 rivers worldwide that collectively carry the bulk of the plastic waste into the oceans. The effects are evident: they threaten marine life and the well-being of people, as microplastics are now found even in drinking water.
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In their response to the crisis, communities and environmentally minded individuals are ahead of .They segregate waste, compost at home, conduct "plastic free" social events and help recover .But, valuable as they are, voluntary efforts cannot achieve what systemic reform can. It is the governments and municipal authorities. materials that would otherwise just be dumped in the suburbs and wetlands. Centre's responsibility to ensure that the Environment (Protection) Act, the overarching law that enables anti-pollution rules to be issued, is implemented in letter and spirit Ideally, regulation should help stop the manufacture of single-use plastic articles such as carry bags and cutlery, and encourage the use of biodegradable materials. There is a challenge here, though. The provisions of the Plastic Waste Management Rules require manufacturers of compostable bags to get a certificate from the Central Pollution Control Board, but this has not stopped counterfeit products from entering the market. .
.Role of Local Bodies: Local bodies mandated under rules to ensure segregation, collection andtransfer of waste to registered recyclers have spectacularly failed to fulfil their responsibilities. . The State Level Monitoring Committees provided for under the rules have not been made accountable.
Highlights of the new Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 Segregation at source: The new rules mandate the source segregation of waste in order to channelize the waste to wealth by recovery, reuse and recycle. Waste generators would now have to now segregate waste into three streams- Biodegradables, Dry (Plastic, Paper, metal, Wood, etc.) and Domestic Hazardous waste (aluminium foils, diapers, napkins, mosquito repellants, cleaning agents like Colin etc.) before handing it over to the collector. Institutional waste generators, market associations, event organizers and hotels and restaurants have been directly made responsible for segregation and sorting the waste and manage in partnership with local bodies 1. 2. 3. Bio-methanation: All hotels and restaurants will also be required to segregate biodegradable waste and set up a system of collection to ensure that such food waste is utilized for composting / biomethanation The rules mandate that all resident welfare and market associations and gated communities with an area of above 5,000 sq m will have to segregate waste at source into material like plastic, tin, glass, paper and others and hand over recyclable material either to authorized waste-pickers and recyclers or to the urban local body 4.
< Back to Plus GS Mains Paper-3 through 25o expected Questions & Answers Jatin Verma 248k followers In this course, Jatin Verma will comprehensively cover entire topics of General Studies-IlI. The objective of this course is to enable learners for handling questions on any topic in GS Mains Paper- 3 through Questions-Answer based approach. The course will be conducted in English and the notes will also be provided in English. Next Class on 25th June 4:0o pm Sessions Watched 0/45 Sessions Remaining : 45