Sharing a piece of good news. The Hon'ble Supreme court has banned the use of plastic in pan masala sachets. Though the ban is done to remove the harmful affects of plastics on the consumers, it would help in reducing the impact on our wilderness areas as well.
SC to ban use of plastic in pan masala sachets
Dhananjay Mahapatra, TNN, Dec 7, 2010, 12.52pm IST
NEW DELHI: In a major blow to gutka, pan masala and tobacco manufacturers, the Supreme Court on Tuesday banned the use of plastic material in sachets from March 1, 2011.
When the manufacturers pleaded that such an order will result in the closure of these industries, the apex court asked them to shift to eco-friendly sachets or close down.
The court said the decision will be better for the country.
The source article can be found here:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/i...ow/7058311.cms