And, while all the states in our country are doing their bit to tackle the issue, Sikkim has yet again shown how a small state can take big steps for real development.
In a bid to combat plastic pollution, Lachen, a town in Sikkim has introduced bamboo water bottles for tourists as a replacement for plastic water bottles.
With this, Lachen becomes the first town in our country to completely get rid of packaged drinking water bottles.
Sikkim introduces bamboo water bottles for tourists - The Week https://t.co/iRbA0ExFqT— Rishabh 🇮🇳 (@Rishabh60839789) March 2, 2020
Sikkim finds a natural substitute to packaged plastic water bottle https://t.co/Uz7ojZPTRd— Venkatesan R (@venkatesan007) March 2, 2020
Yes, this initiative was entirely community driven. Around 2,500 inhabitants joined forces to lend support for this campaign.
Just like you and I, even Twitter is impressed with the eco-friendly initiative that Lachen has introduced:
Lachen, arguably the first town to completely ban packaged drinking water bottles , is introducing bamboo bottles as an alternative in Sikkim. A nature based solution to single use plastic is wonderfully attractive and beautiful. #Bamboo #plasticfree #ClimateChange #GoGreen pic.twitter.com/cuNuBovum1— Ramesh Pandey IFS (@rameshpandeyifs) March 2, 2020
Learning from Sikkim started Providing Bamboo Water bottle A wise step in the direction of elimination of Plastic pollution in Tourism. pic.twitter.com/zxdTszYgbQ— Blossoming Bighnesh (@BlossomingBigh1) March 2, 2020
The #ClimateChange is the biggest crisis we're facing globally & creation of jobs by investing in sustainable development is an even bigger challenge. But, we can show the way, all we need is a motivated government. #ActNow #MondayMotivaton #ClimateAction https://t.co/dsgqLgp76z— Md Salim (@salimdotcomrade) March 2, 2020
Bamboo water bottles, now that's innovative.— Advaid (@Advaidism) March 1, 2020
Lachen, a quaint town of Sikkim is set to introduce bamboo water bottles for tourists in a bid to completely stop the use of plastic water bottles and littering.https://t.co/65zBtNUzCq