Justices GS Singhvi and SJ Mukhopadhya:
All of us are watching how our lakes, ponds and urban sewerage systems are getting choked by plastic bags. We want to expand the scope of this petition. Unless we examine a total ban on plastic bags or put in place a system for manufacturers mandating them to collect back all plastic bags, the next generation will be threatened with something more serious than the atom bomb. [...] A rough estimate shows more than 100 million water pouches are thrown all over the cities and towns.