Ban on 'single' use plastic- opening of 'multiple' use of Paper

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Read Editor's view over ban on single use plastic and benefits to paper industry due to this ban.

Ban on 'single' use plastic- opening of 'multiple' use of Paper

Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi announced an ambitious pledge to eliminate all single-use plastic in the country by 2022. This movement of ban on plastic is catching spark to all over the world. The European Union proposed a bloc-wide ban on single-use plastics such as straws, cutlery and cotton buds while urging the collection of most plastic drinks bottles by 2025.

Paper industry should take this ban as a profitable opportunity. Million tonnes of plastic may turn into million tonnes of paper consumption in the shape of Paper Straw, Paper Buds, Paper water bottle, paper bag & coffee cups. 

Single-use plastic is any plastic that can only be used once before being disposed of or recycled. Our Packaging Institutes and Converting units must pay heeds towards innovation of paper products. We want to give you few items below to consider them into paper shape.

Plastic Straws Plastic straws made the top 10 list of items picked up during beach cleanups. In Canada, the estimate is 57 million straws a day and most of our major cities do not accept them in municipal recycling. Solution is use Paper Straw. European countries are already using paper straw. 

Plastic Water Bottles One million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and that number will jump another 20% by 2021 - far surpassing recycling efforts. Solution a paper bottle already the market in UK. We must make paper bottle here in India.

Plastic Bag Mumbai has banned plastic bag. To ensure citizens, shopkeepers, hawkers and manufacturers take the ban seriously; the BMC has decided to fine offenders Rs 5,000 for the first offence. Solution to provide high strength paper bags at reasonable price. 

Plastic Cotton buds is most used single use plastic. Everyday around the world 10 million buds use for ear cleaning. Solution a high strength paper stick can replace the plastic bud.

Plastic water glass uncountable plastic glasses are thrown away every year. In marriage, restaurants, spiritual function, shop, mall & many other places, plastic glasses are being used like an invisible air to breathe. Solution is to provide paper cups. 

Apart of these products, drink stirrers and balloon sticks are also on the list. Above all products have big demands and are easily sold on retail outlets. Think Paper Think Profit.

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