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Ban on single use plastic starting July 1 will not be deferred: Minister

Control rooms to be set up for implementation of the ministry order, says Bhupinder Yadav

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Shreya Jai New Delhi
Single-use plastics' ban, which will come into force on July 1, is unlikely to see an extension in the deadline, Union environment minister Bhupinder Yadav said.

The Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change had notified the Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021, in August last year.

The rules mandated a ban on manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of single-use plastic items, which have low utility and high-littering potential, in the country from July 1. This would cover rigid plastic items such as plates, cups, glasses, cutlery, wrapping or packaging films, PVC banners less than 100 micron,

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First Published: Jun 28 2022 | 7:05 PM IST

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