An estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year. According to Toxics Link, an environmental NGO, Delhi alone generates almost 250,000 tons of plastic waste every year. Plastics have facilitated innovation and convenience in almost every facet of our lives, despite its harmful effects. The consumption of plastic in India is increasing by an average of 10% every year and it is likely to reach 200 lakh tonnes by the year 2020 due to growing use of different forms of the commodity.
Owing to its uncontrolled usage, it can be very well said, “We live in a plastic world.”
Edible cutlery today is a trend that substitutes plastic in the disposable utensil bazaar. To seek a solution to plastic menace in India, Patradaya is one such maiden project undertaken by a group of students. The Enactus group of Kirori Mal College (KMC)works on the lines of social entrepreneurship for community development. Enactus …