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While the move has been implemented by the cheap canada goose government of Delhi, Chandigarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh majorly and in other states too, it is still being used on a daily basis in most of the towns and cities. The problem persists more at the grassroots level since the roadside vendors still give plastic bags to customers who happily accept them. The centre has also planned to ban the use of plastic bags less than 50 microns throughout the country within 6 months with stringent rules.

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One recycled plastic bottle saves enough energy to power a 60 watt light bulb for 3 hours.

buy canada goose jacket cheap As per details from Census 2011, Delhi has population of 1.68 Crores, an increase from figure of 1.39 Crores in 2001 census which means more consumption and thus more plastic waste generation. A report (2014) by the Waste to Energy Research and Technology Council (WTERT), shows that Delhi generates about 0.65kg of garbage/ Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) per capita every day of which plastic constitutes 10.14% (CPCB,2014). buy canada goose jacket cheap

Figure: Plastic waste generation in the NCT of canada goose sale uk Delhi

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Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generated 0.65 kg/capita/d (WTERT, 2014)

Plastic waste (PW) 10.14% of MSW (CPCB, 2014)

Energy content of mixed plastics is 9585 KWh/Tonne (Source: British polythene Industries PLC)

Lamps used for street lighting to be of 250W and being utilized for 12 hours per day.

It has been assumed that currently only 20% of plastic trash is being recycled. The glass, spoon, plates and even containers are made of bagasse, areca leaves, palm leaves which are biodegradable. The following steps that can be undertaken to stop, reuse and recycle the plastic:

Canada Goose Jackets Keep India Beautiful (KIB) has been inspired from Keep America/Australia/NZ beautiful. It is a national non profit registered under section 25 of Companies Act 1956, striving towards inspiring and educating people for keeping our communities clean beautiful. Cleanliness, tackling litter, waste minimization, recycling, water and air pollution are huge issues in our otherwise wonderful country India. Keep India Beautiful provides expertise, programs and resources to realise the dream of “a clean, green and healthy India” Canada Goose Jackets.

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