Public app, India’s largest location-based social network and #1 app forvernacular video updates, recently conducted a pan-India survey to understand how people have been responding to the nationwide ban on single-use plastic (SUP).
The Union Environment Ministry notified a ban on single-use plastics in August 2021 and came into effect on July 1 this year. In less than a week, the ban has already done away with disposable plastics like straws, cutlery, earbuds, cigarette packs, and plastic sticks for balloons among many others. Close to 1.76 lakh people from cities across India participated in the survey and a whopping 83% are in full support of the decision. Here’s what they had to say about the ban: Support for SUP ban? Indians say, “YES!”83.06% of people want to see India soar with the new decision implemented and were completely in support of the decision.
The support displays the mindset of people wanting to change their lives for the betterment of society. A premium step toward making a green society. although some environment-safe products come at a premium, Indians are ready to bear with them. Close to 80% of Indians are willing to switch to expensive, environmentally safe products to protect the environment. Will switching become a task? Well, switching does seem to be a task! The majority of the people, 62.8%, believe there will be some inconvenience to their day-to-day lives due to the ban.
The ban mandates that disposable plastics used only once before they are thrown away or recycled be done away with. According to Section 15 of the Environment Protection Act (EPA)and the regulations of the relevant municipal corporations, violating the ban would result in punitive action, including a fine or a jail sentence, or both. About PublicPublic App is India’s largest location-based social network with 60 million+ active users and one million videos created every month. The app allows people to record and share happening around them enabling real-time local updates. It is available in all major Indian languages including, Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Odia, Assamese, Gujarati, and Marathi.