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A make-or-break ban

The current list of banned items is not comprehensive

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plastic pollution | Central Pollution Control Board | Earbuds

Sunita Narain 



Sunita Narain

India’s ban on certain items that are defined as single-use plastic came into effect on July 1 in the midst of enormous pressure from certain industries to defer the deadline. The fact is that even if the current ban on single-use plastic is too limited, it is a critical step to control the menace of . We do not need to be warned about the problem. We live it every day. Our cities are littered with non-biodegradable plastic material, and it is greatly adding to environmental stress and degradation.

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First Published: Sun, July 10 2022. 21:57 IST

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