Although it’s hard to kick any bad habit, with the prevalent use of plastic cups being no different, it isn’t impossible to replace it with a better one.
Plastic is detrimental to our health and, unlike paper, plastic cups and plates are not biodegradable and, thus, pose a threat to the environment.
If the case of polythene bags is any indication, effective public policies and campaigns have the power to influence people to make the right choice for the sake of their own health and for the environment.
Back in 2002, Bangladesh led the way in banning polythene bags and there’s no reason we can’t do it again.
Our paper cup industry also has huge export potential, which means if we scale up production, we not only boost our economy, but also create a better world.