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Every minute, one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into our oceans. About 8 million metric tons of plastic are thrown into the ocean annually. Of those, 236,000 tons are microplastics. Tiny pieces of broken-down plastic smaller than our little fingernail. The billions upon billions of items of plastic waste choking our oceans, lakes, and rivers and piling up on land is more than unsightly and harmful to plants and wildlife. The report focuses on the long term impact on the marine life and humanity as whole

Mumbaikars to face plastic ban; will have to think of other alternatives

Plastic has an ubiquitous presence in our lives, it's all encompassing. A wonder substance that can never be destroyed, that has revolutionalised convenience, that has played a critical role in all technological advancements, from computers to replacement heart valves. Yet, it is now threatening plants, animals, marine life and even humans. We talk about the scourge of plastics. Can we live without it?


Maharashtra Plastic Ban: What's Banned And What Not?