"Single-Use" Plastics To Be Banned In India From July 1

From July 1, single-use plastic items will be prohibited in the country. The Central Pollution Control Board had already informed producers, shopkeepers, street vendors, and the general public about the ban on single-use plastic items earlier this year. Earbuds, flags, candy, ice-cream sticks, decorative thermocol, PVC banners less than 100 microns thick, stirrers, wrapping films, cups, glasses, and cutlery are among the prohibited plastic items.

The Delhi Government has decided to ban single-use plastic products in the Delhi Secretariat beginning June 1. "Single-use plastic goods will be prohibited at the Delhi Secretariat beginning June 1," Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai announced today.

The Environment Minister also stated that a public awareness campaign is needed to reduce the use of single-use plastic objects. "Instead of using single-use water bottles and cutlery, bamboo, glass/porcelain, metal, or paper cutlery will be used. Moreover, reusable gel/ball/ink pens will be encouraged instead of use-and-throw pens, and only cloth or paper banners will be used to make banners and posters", Gopal Rai added.
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