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6) What is Single Use Plastic?Discuss the challenges posed by them and explain in what way one can deal with the plastic menace steadily and replace it? Also suggest way forward.(250 words)

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment

6) What is Single Use Plastic?Discuss the challenges posed by them and explain in what way one can deal with the plastic menace steadily and replace it? Also suggest way forward.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The TV debate captures the issues associated with single use plastic and the challenges associated with it.

Key demand of the question:

One must explain in detail the issues associated with single use plastic and the challenges in overcoming the threats posed by it and in managing and eradicating the menace totally.

Directive:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In brief narrate the recent ban placed on single use plastic in the country.

Body:

Explain the following dimensions:

Provide some statistics/data on single use plastic usage to set the background.

Explain what is single use plastic? – Single-use plastics, also referred as disposable plastics, are commonly used for plastic packaging and intended to be used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. These include grocery (polythene) bags, food packaging, bottles, straws, containers, cups, cutlery etc.

Discuss the challenges involved in detail.

Why we need to ban single-use plastic? Its impact and Government’s Initiatives against plastic menace.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.

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