Enemy No. 1 in Delhi: plastic bags?


Plastic bags, a bigger threat than bears

But seriously, plastic bags are considered a huge environmental menace by many officials, environmental activists and an increasing number of ordinary people. They can be especially hazardous in a country that has more than a billion people and less aversion to litter.

Stories pop up from time to time of major floods and outbreaks of disease being caused by plastic bags clogging drains and sewers. Look along railways, in parks, gutters, streams, zoos, markets, potholes, lakes, EVERYWHERE: discarded plastic bags.

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