plastic bag and gutka ban

The Delhi government ban on plastic bags and gutka the cheap mix of chewing tobacco and betel nut that you take for a quick high is a welcome step, but it may be too soon to imagine city corners free of gutka and plastic choked sewers.

Plastic bags lie strewn in city alleys, clogging drainage pipes, harming cows that eat them along with the garbage that they nibble o replica watches uk n, and replica watches uk offer a prime breeding ground for harmful bacteria and disease.

People who don chew it have to deal with the nasty red mix of saliva and used gutka all over the street and the walls when they walking. People who do chew it, especially poorer people, find it an easy fix for a few rupees or less. Ban the trade, and watch it move underground. There’s always a way for a pot smoker to get what he needs, and there no reason to expect any difference with gutka.

When it comes to plastic bags, alternatives aren’t as cheap, but people tend to not mind flouting what they consider laws if the fines aren that high. After all, paying the fine might be easier for some than hunting for a jute bag.

Enforcing bans also will be tough because there are plenty of states in India without such restrictions. A central government ban would make a bigger difference, but whether state governments would play along is another matter entirely.

The alcohol ban in Gujarat has been in effect for half a century, and has given rise to a huge underground market, and bootleggers find new ways to move their product.

And what about plastic? The latest ban on the manufacturing, storage and use of plastic looks more stringent than the previous attempt in 2009, which failed because of poor implementation and loopholes.

Making bans of bad things work depends on changing people habits. Some people use paper bags or cloth bags for grocery shopping, but doing the right thing for the environment is something that people tend to do more when they are wealthy enough to have the luxury to think about it.

There are millions of people in the New Delhi region who don fit that profile. In India’s capital, plastic bags never disappeared in shops and grocery stores after the initial fear of fines and punishment after the 2009 ban.

And what if people habits do change en masse? Manufacturers still use plastic for all sorts of things, and most of it that winds up in public hands doesn get recycled in I replica watches uk ndia, even though many people understand that it should. Sometimes there are no facilities, sometimes people just don bother.

Much depends on civic sense, and the desire to change the way one is used to living. If that doesn work, you need real fines and real punishment, something that probably will cause more anger than the pollution problem to begin with. And the search for a cleaner Delhi continues.

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PLASTIC BAG AND BUTTER TUB BREAD BASKET

I have been back at the plastic bags and butter tub lids again! This time, I was trying to come up with an inexpensive bread basket, replica watches uk and the end result was rather nice!

For this project I used two large plastic lids, like those found on tubs of margarine, and twelve smaller ones from products like sour cream, chip dip, and cottage cheese. I also used a substantial number of shopping bags. Though the exact number needed will vary from person to person due to individual crafting differences, about twenty five to thirty bags should be sufficient. The color of the bags is a personal choice, but I like the brown ones which mimic the look of a basket better.

The next step is to crochet a center for each ring with the plarn made from the plastic bags. Pretty much any round motif which ends up slightly smaller than the interior of the ring should be OK. I used a size f hook (I crochet rather tightly so it might be necessary to use a different hook size) to crochet the following:

Ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1 (ri replica watches uk ght side) Ch 1,[sc in ring, ch 6] 8 times; join with sl st in the first sc.

Round 2 Sl st in first 3 chs of first ch 6 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 3) in same ch 6 space and in each ch 6 space around, join with sl st in first sc.

Round 3 Ch1,(sc, ch 7, sc in same sc , ch 5) in each sc around, join with sl st in first replica watches uk sc. Fasten off and weave in end.

Make a small ring pattern, but do not fasten off after round 3.

Round 4 Sl st in first 3 chs of first ch 7 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch 7 sp; (ch 4, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 4, sc) in same ch 7 sp, ch 2, sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 2; sc in next ch 7 sp; repeat from six (6) times more. Repeat from to one (1) time more; join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off and weave in end.

To attach the crochet to the rings, I simply linked the plarn to the ring with a slip stitch, then slip stitched through one of the eight longer loops of the pattern. I continued to make slip stitches around the ring, going through another loop of the pattern after every ten slip stitches. The larger ring took nearer fifteen slip stitches between every loop of the patten. After the ring was covered and the pattern was attached, I fastened off the plarn and ran it under the previous stitches.

To form the basket, I attached the finished rings together with masking tape as shown in the above photo. Then I covered the masking tape with more strips of the plastic bag. Since the basket is actually held together with the masking tape, and the plastic strips are only decorative, I simply tucked the end of the strip under the wrapped section until I was fairly certain it would not come loose. This is the finished basket.

I think it would have been impossible for me to work on a project like a bread basket without reflecting on all the verses in Scripture which exhort us to practice hospitality to one another (like I Peter 4:9 and Romans 12:13). But I must confess that my mind spent more time on the wonderful fact that our Savior is the of Life Consider His words in John 6:35: Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst What and incredible promise! While this replica watches uk verse is talking about food for our souls and not our bodies, I hope you will be reminded of it each time you pass your own bread basket around the table. May your mind and soul be satisfied with Him!

Plastic bag 5p charge backed From The Argus

Councillor Anthony Blagg, the cabinet member responsible for waste, says replica watches uk too many people walk away from places such as supermarkets with bags they don’t need.

The Conservative says the Government’s policy, which is planned to kick in by 2015, is about “educating” households.

“You see them blowing about, caught on trees and it’s clearly something we can be much better at. It’s an educational thing and a good idea to introduce,” he said.

Coun Blagg, who is attempting to get council backing for a controversial rubbish burning incinerator at Hartlebury, also appealed to households to not replace plastic bags with heavier carriers.

In the Republic of Ireland charges started in 2002, and for several years afterwards the sale of heavier plas replica watches uk tic bags increased vastly as shoppers looked for alternatives.

He said: “They brought the charges in over there, and because people bought other, heavier plastic bags it soon became counterproductive.

“We’ve got to be aware of that and as long as people are, this is a good idea.”

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced the 5p charge during the Liberal Democrat conference earlier this month.

The new legislation will suggest charges be levied on customers at supermarkets and other “large stores”, but the coalition has yet to confirm how large.

INCI replica watches uk NERATE our unrecyclable WASTE, WASTERS and TAX FIENDS! Make rubbish pay Burn it, turn the ash into bricks and power a fair few homes dig up landfills leaching POISONS into our soil like a ticking, slow release time bomb waiting to CATCH FIRE.

INCINERATE our unrecyclable WASTE, WASTERS and TAX FIENDS! Make rubbish pay Burn it, turn the ash into bricks and power a fair few homes dig up landfills leaching POISONS into our soil like a ticking, slow release time bomb waiting to CATCH FIRE.

Charging consumers is nothing more than placing another type of tax on them. If supermarkets did supply biodegradable carriers then I would be prepared to pay say 0.05 in every 100.00 or part thereof. Let us not forget when with the inception of superstores in the very early days. There were replica watches uk always plenty of cardboard boxes to carry your purchases home. Who was it who brought in that non disposable plastic bag? It was not the purchaser. It was the retailer.

Why should the public when shopping have to pay 5p for a carrier bag?

Surely, the supermarkets should be compelled by law to only provide biodegradable bags, as should all retailers and wholesalers.

Charging consumers is nothing more than placing another type of tax on them. If supermarkets did supply biodegradable carriers then I would be prepared to pay say 0.05 in every 100.00 or part thereof. Let us not forget when with the inception of superstores in the very early days. There were always plenty of cardboard boxes to carry your purchases home. Who was it who brought in that non disposable plastic bag? It was not the purchaser. Bags and packaging are a major problem not caused by public but by Retailers if no bags were provided people would use reusable bags as we used to. Bags and packaging are a major problem not caused by public but by Retailers if no bags were provided people would use reusable bags as we used to.