India is set to impose a nationwide ban on plastic bags, cups and straws on October 2, officials said, in its most sweeping measure yet to stamp out single-use plastics from cities and villages that rank among the world's most polluted. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is leading efforts to scrap such plastics by 2022, is set to launch the campaign with a ban on as many as six items on October 2, the birth anniversary of independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, two officials said. These include plastic bags, cups, plates, small bottles, straws and certain types of sachets, said the ...
India set to outlaw six single-use plastic products on October 2: Report
India lacks an organised system for management of plastic waste, leading to widespread littering across its towns and cities
Reuters Last Updated at August 28, 2019 17:49 IST