Nestled on Himalayan slopes, Sikkim replaced plastic bags with paper or fabric bags and even leaves long prior to environmentalists raised an alarm about plastic choking cities and oceans. While Sikkim has a head start in the quote to ban plastic, the battle is far from over. Aside from bags, numerous other plastic items have crept into the state like non woven polypropylene bags, which look like cloth but are made of plastic. In Lachen, a town that serves as an entrance to an attractive high-altitude lake, tourists are banned from bringing in plastic bottles or disposing of plastic garbage, and the message is spread out by taxi motorists who transport them in. (A. Pasricha/VOA) That has offered heart to volunteer groups that besides carry bags, Sikkim will eradicate single-use plastic.

Nestled on Himalayan slopes, Sikkim replaced plastic bags with paper or fabric bags and even leaves long before ecologists raised an alarm about plastic choking oceans and cities. Aside from bags, numerous other plastic products have crept into the state like non woven polypropylene bags, which look like cloth however are made of plastic. In Lachen, a village that serves as an entrance to an attractive high-altitude lake, travelers are banned from bringing in plastic bottles or disposing of plastic garbage, and the message is spread by taxi motorists who shuttle them in.