India banned some single-use or disposable plastic products on Friday as part of a federal plan to phase out the ubiquitous material in the nation of nearly 1.4 billion people. Photo: EPA-EFE
India banned some single-use or disposable plastic products on Friday as part of a federal plan to phase out the ubiquitous material in the nation of nearly 1.4 billion people. Photo: EPA-EFE
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India, the world’s largest plastics polluter begins single-use ban on cups, straws, and spoons – but not water bottles

  • It is now illegal to produce, import, or sell 19 plastic items in India, these items range from plastic cups and straws to ice cream sticks
  • Plastic manufacturers had appealed to the government to delay the ban, citing inflation and potential job losses

India banned some single-use or disposable plastic products on Friday as part of a federal plan to phase out the ubiquitous material in the nation of nearly 1.4 billion people. Photo: EPA-EFE
India banned some single-use or disposable plastic products on Friday as part of a federal plan to phase out the ubiquitous material in the nation of nearly 1.4 billion people. Photo: EPA-EFE
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