My grandmother, your great grandmother, everyone would have used cloth, which could be destroyed after a single-use. More conversation around this will help rather than pushing plastic, polymers as sanitary pads, the BJP MP said.
MPCB had given a deadline until Sunday for creating a buy-back mechanism for collection of plastic used by retailers and multi-layered or tetra packaging, which was followed by the board's instruction to speculate.
Patnaik made the announcement while participating in the "Ama Mukshya Mantri, Ama Katha" (Our Chief Minister, our talk) programme, a video confecencing initiative to connect with the people in every nook and cranny of the state.
About two months after the buzz about a national ban on single-use plastics made headlines, the government has come up with the semblance of a definition for ‘single-use plastic’ and a time-frame for phasing it out.