Water ATMs plug plastic bottles’ use

MUMBAI: While the plastic ban has been announced only recently, a slow revolution has already been taking place at railway stations in the city. Around 100 water ATMs installed at suburban stations have ensured that nearly 2.5 lakh plastic bottles were not used a day. This shows how providing drinking water through taps may lessen the plastic burden.

Water bottles have been spared from the ban till a sustainable eco-friendly solution is not introduced. Maharashtra requires nearly 1 crore water bottles every day.