In the economics of plastic, the world ends up paying a lot more in the long run than it saves immediately. If a plastic product can be made using a material that is eco-friendly, scalable, and offers similar usability, then we should move now. The UN IPCC reports have made it pretty clear that it’s already too late for a ‘total cure’ and we need to brace ourselves for heatwaves, rising sea levels, mass displacement, and many more horrific eventualities. However, we can still survive as a race if we do the right things, at the right time and in the right measure. The new tax on plastic packaging is only the tip of the iceberg, and the iceberg is melting!