08 May '12, 10am

Plastic Bags a Bigger Threat to India's Future Than Nuclear Weapons: Supreme Court Justices

Plastic Bags a Bigger Threat to India's Future Than Nuclear Weapons: Supreme Court Justices

Anyone that's spent any amount of time in India knows that plastic litter is everywhere and it's a growing problem—to the degree that if something's not done to stop it and remove the waste that's already there future archeologists could probably identify a site's age by its plastic layers. The situation is so bad that, the Times of India reports, two Supreme Court justices have weighed in, saying plastic bags are a more serious threat to future generations than is posed by nuclear weapons. It may be a bit of rhetorical flourish in terms of the immediacy of threat, but it's not entirely hyperbole. Justices GS Singhvi and SJ Mukhopadhya: All of us are watching how our lakes, ponds and urban sewerage systems are getting choked by plastic bags. We want to expand the scope of this petition. Unless we examine a total ban on plastic bags or put in place a system for manufacturer...

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