A quaint town of Sikkim is set to introduce bamboo water bottles for tourists in a bid to completely stop the use of plastic water bottles and littering. Lachen, arguably the first town to completely ban packaged drinking water bottles, is introducing bamboo bottles as an alternative. Lachen draws lakhs of tourists each year for its snow-capped peaks and picturesque views. As tourism in the town grows, so does plastic water bottles left behind by tourists. The plastic bottles left behind by tourists prompted the local community to introduce the ban. The bamboo water bottles have been ordered from Assam through Sikkim Rajya Sabha MP Hishey Lachungpa. It was in 1998 when Sikkim took first steps towards banning plastic water bottles. In 2016, it banned the use of packaged drinking water in government offices as well as at all government events. Coronavirus Has Affected China So Bad That Its Economy Has Seen A 6.8% Fall, Worst Since 1992 580 SHARES Even After Lockdown Ends, Some Social Distancing Measures Will Remain In Place Across Airports 417 SHARES Covid-19 Impact Is So Disastrous That It Could Push 42-66 Million Children To Extreme Poverty 1.1K SHARES There are random checks for tourist […]

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