Working his way through mound of plastic

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A worker sorting out plastic bottles at a warehouse in the city of Jalandhar in the north Indian state of Punjab yesterday. India is preparing to host global celebrations for World Environment Day on June 5, which has the theme "Beat Plastic Pollution". India's Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has asked state governments to enforce rules to eliminate single-use plastic bags and reduce the use of plastic straws and water bottles.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 08, 2018, with the headline 'Working his way through mound of plastic'. Print Edition | Subscribe