Yes, it’s getting too late with each passing day, but if we just say no, it will not make a difference. So if we don’t do anything, that is much worse than doing something. I always argue that not taking an action is basically adding to the problem rather than being part of the solution. It’s not like we have to solve the full problem… but we have to believe that if we take incremental steps, we can make collective change
So no, the plastic bag ban is not going to solve the issue of environmental pollution alone. But Lal said concerted efforts to address the problem, by governments and regular people, will go a long way toward improving things.