India's ban on single-use plastics runs into challenges, pitches new rules

A government committee has identified items to be banned based on an index of their utility and environmental impact.

Nikhil Ghanekar | IndiaSpend IndiaSpend New Delhi
plastic, waste, environment, plastic pollution

The scale of plastic waste and its environmental impact were two of the major issues that the government and the committee looked at. Photo: Shutterstock

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Worldwide, one to five trillion plastic bags are consumed annually. If tied together, five trillion single-use plastic bags would cover an area twice the size of France. Soon, Indians will have to tak

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First Published: Jun 17 2021 | 9:51 AM IST

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