TOPIC: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
6) India intends to move away entirely from single-use plastics by 2022,yet the fact is India hasn’t had much success with plastic waste regulation despite ambitious policy moves. Discuss in detail the underlying causes of such a situation and suggest solutions.( 250 words)
Why this question:
The article captures a detailed discussion on What does India’s plastic regulation provide for, and where does it fall short.
Key demand of the question:
One must debate upon the plastic regulation scenario of the country.
Discuss – This 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.
Structure of the answer:
In brief state some key facts to set the context of the question.
The answer must detail upon what ails India when it comes to meaningful action on reducing plastic waste.
Explain what does India’s plastic regulation provide for, and where does it fall short?
Discuss that India has tried to regulate plastic pollution for at least two decades now. And yet nearly every stakeholder seems ill-prepared. Is regulation the problem, or is it industry and consumers who have simply failed to respond?
Suggest solutions specific to the problems.
Conclude with way forward.