Video: Is Chennai ready for a ‘plastic-less’ new year?

PLASTIC BAN IN TAMILNADU

A butcher in Madambakkam has put out a notice requesting the customers to bring vessels, to cut down the usage of plastic and paper covers. Pic: Laasya Shekhar

Citizens of Tamil Nadu will start the new year without plastic, thanks to the state government’s decision to impose a ban on plastic. In the absence of sufficient awareness of alternatives to plastic, a sense of ambiguity prevails among  citizens and trader communities, even though it has been six months since the announcement was made. 


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We spoke to various stakeholders, whose livelihoods have traditionally remained linked in one way or the other to plastic, to know how they plan to cope with the ban.

 


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About Laasya Shekhar 225 Articles
Laasya Shekhar is Senior Reporter at Citizen Matters Chennai. She tweets at @plaasya.