No Plastic Allowed for Weddings in One State


In India, Kerala, a state in South India, has declared a war on disposable plastic and styrofoam. Due to pollution issues and in an effort to go green and encourage reusable glass, eco-friendly metals and biodegradable options, the state issued this legislation to prohibit the use of throw away items used for large events, such as weddings. Inspections will be conducted at hotels, convention centers, marriage halls, and other venues in order to ensure compliance with the new law. The recycling and reusing of plastic items has been low in the region, thus the effort to reduce the use of plastic for large events where the waste amounts are the highest.