By H H Dayanand, DH News Service, Kolar:
Plastic has become a necessary evil in today's world. Living in a world without plastic now seems almost impossible - but the material largely contributes to destroying the environment.
Even the minutest plastic particle can be dangerous, and can lead to environmental pollution. This can be seen in Tamaka, the industrial area on the outskirts of Kolar.
The area is home to at least eight plastic industries, which function from here. As a result, the place is choc-a-block with the waste materials discarded from these factories.