Madras High Court Plastic Ban Suggestion

Threat to Our Environment

Plastic bags are increasingly becoming a threat to our environment because they are not easily broken down into their components i.e. they don’t decompose quickly.

In India, only about 1 to 2 % of plastic bags (quite commonly known as plastic covers) are recycled and rest of them are dumped into landfills and in worst cases these non-biodegradable bags are burned.

With a not so efficient garbage collection and disposal system in almost all the states in the country, these seemingly harmless bags fly and reach drains. They block the drainage and causes move havoc.

Plastic bags not only causes grave damage to environment in urban areas, but also in villages. When they reach farms they remain in soil for several hundred years. They prevent water from seeping into soil, effectively keeping the soil starved of water. Their appreciable quality of keeping water out can also prevent nutrients from reaching the plants.

Madras HC Suggested Imposing Plastic Ban.

In view of the subtle but intense damage that plastic bags can do to the ecology, Madras High Court asked the Tamil Nadu government to consider banning plastic bags of certain specification. The State government responded positively to the suggestion from Madras High Court by introducing Plastic ban in several places in the state of Tamil Nadu. Therefore, manufacture and use of plastic bags that are under 40 microns in thickness is banned in many tourist spots in TN.

Tamil Nadu is not alone in banning plastic bags. Gujarat has already issued similar ban on plastic bags. Municipal authorities of several tourist destinations in India have already banned the usage of plastic bags as they look shabby strewn everywhere and pollute the environment. It will not be long before a Plastic ban India movement plays a catch up in other states as well.

Eco-friendly Replacement For Plastic Bags

This brings us to our next problem, i.e., what is the best environment friendly alternative for plastic bags. Traditionally, cloth bags were used, and they can be unhygienic, because they cannot keep moisture out. First and foremost they do not look fashionable enough and secondly they also stain easily. Woven bags like jute bags also pose similar problems.

The only worthy replacements for plastic carry bags are the non-woven bags. These are made from polypropylene; more specifically these bags are made by spinning and bonding polypropylene.

Why Should You Consider Manufacturing Non-woven Bags?

  • They are soft and feel almost like cloth
  • Non woven bags can easily be given various shapes and colors, which makes it easier to turn them into fashionable bags that people would love to carry around.
  • They are stronger than most plastic bags, and do not break or tear easily.
  • Water resistant.
  • Has good fire resistant properties unlike plastic bags.
  • They are washable and do not stain easily hence reusable
  • They can be folded and customized as desired in thickness, and length
  • The material can be recycled more easily than plastic carry bags

As of now, there are no known health concerns about using these bags instead of the usual plastic bags. Manufacturing costs of these bags are also not very high. Therefore, bags made from these materials are quite affordable.

We provide Automated non woven bag making machines that require little manpower. Our computerized machine for manufacturing eco-friendly bags can be easily accommodated in less than 2000 square feet area, and it can fetch substantial profits for the need for these bags in the state of Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andra Pradesh.

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