India has imposed a national ban on several single-use plastic products. During the first phase of implementation which began on 1 July, the restrictions went into effect for 19 identified plastic items which have "low utility and high littering potential". According to a statement from the Ministry of Environment, these ranged from plastic cups, plates, cutlery and straws to thermocol for decoration and thin PVC banners. Thinner single-use plastic bags are also to be phased out in favour of more durable, thicker-walled bags under the rules published last summer. The bans extend to the manufacturing, import, storage, distribution and sale of the listed products....
Indian ban on SUP products goes into effect
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