Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
"Let us enroll ourselves as active members of Plastics Chintak and produce plastic and plastic products through environment awareness and intelligence by adoption of corrective measures for their use and disposal." If you managed reading this sentence it would be evident that the malapropism extends beyond language. It's true: now there is an ngo to propagate plastic use -- Plastic Chintak. The statement is drawn from its manifesto. "Misinformation being spread for banning of plastic bags and related packaging in certain states in India has taken serious proportions. This requires industry's urgent attention for practical solutions and corrective measures to be offered to local governments/authorities," the manifesto continues. Again the foul play is not just semantic.