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Non-woven baggage, options to plastic, cock a snook
CHENNAI: As the authorities struggles to implement the ban on single-use plastic, non-woven luggage flooding markets as cheap alternatives are the brand new threat. None of the 22 manufacturers of such luggage within the kingdom has been closed or issued notice.
Officials say non-woven sheets are used for varied functions consisting of masks and health enterprise equipment, however they become a problem when they're stitched into luggage. “The manufacture of the sheets does now not cause an awful lot pollution, however the final product is extremely dangerous to the environment. The sheets used to fabricate the baggage may be effortlessly identified, however because of lack of political will, it is not feasible to close them,” stated a Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) official. Polypropylene fabric, a thermoplastic polymer more harmful to the surroundings than plastic luggage, is going into making a non-woven bag. The Madras high court docket has been hearing a case after such bags had been banned through Tamil Nadu.
Most of the manufacturers of non-woven sheets are based in Tirupur, Bhavani, Erode and Salem, but folks that stitch those sheets into luggage and sell them need to be close down, stated a TNPCB official. “That is run as a cottage enterprise throughout the country with Chennai on my own having more than one hundred such small-scale units strolling even inside houses.”
Veerabrahma Achari, associate in Tiruvallur-based totally Sashti Creations which makes fabric baggage, said all cloth bag manufacturers who had invested Rs 10 lakh-Rs 15 lakh on the grounds that December 2018, were facing large losses. “There are paper and bio-degradable luggage which might be in large demand. But our main problem is the non-woven baggage which peopleconsider material luggage. There is a massive lack of awareness. Several ministers don't forget non-woven baggage an alternative to plastic and have shown them to the public. But few apprehend that even plastic bags are recyclable, at the same time as non-woven cloth sticks to the products and just disintegrates into microfibres causing a variety of harm. Even aquatic animals devour it mistaking it to be their food. Sweets if carried in it is able to even cause cancer,” he said.
A TNPCB official said some of their groups that went to shut the units that manufactured sheets for non-woven bags in western Tamil Nadu have been not allowed to do so. “Unless there is political will, it is difficult to hold this menace out of the market,” stated an official.