Indian railways bans plastic, gives new hope to threatened potters’ trade
New Delhi, India - It's goodbye to plastic cups on Indian railways. Travellers now will be served water, tea and other beverages on trains and platforms in traditional earthenware mugs made by potters -- giving hope of a new lease of life for a trade under threat from the rampant use of plastic.
"The use of plastic cups has been totally banned," M.Y. Siddiqui, railway information officer, told AFP.