India Will Ban Single-Use Plastics

India Will Ban Single-Use Plastics


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India continues to struggle with one of the worst plastic pollution problems in the world, but a new measure could lead to a cleaner future for the country. The Indian government will implement a ban on some single-use plastics to help curb plastic waste across the country, officials told Reuters last week.

The ban, which will go into effect on Oct. 2, will apply to six single-use plastic items — plastic bags, cups, plates, small bottles, straws, and some sachets (small packets) – often used to package food and snacks.