Plastic waste may trigger water bombs in Himalayas
Source: Economic Times, Date: August , 2014
Unfortunately, this is the ugly truth of the Himalayas. The
heap, which includes biodegradable plastic, can be found just four kilometres
from Shimla in the reserved forest of Lalpani. And this is not an isolated pocket
either. The amount of plastic and other bio-degradable waste in the Himalayas
is growing at an alarming rate and wreaking havoc with this fragile ecosystem.
Trekkers and tourists have become litterbugs, who don't think before tossing a
juice can or wafer wrapper by the mountainside.