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India bans disposable plastic

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) in India has just placed a ban on all forms of disposable plastic in Delhi amid concern over pollution of the sea and air. The use of cutlery, bags, cups and other forms of single-use plastic are now said to be prohibited in the country's capital. The Tribunal said in a statement:

'Each of these sites is a depiction of the mess that can be created for environment and health of people of Delhi. We direct that use of disposable plastic is prohibited in entire NCT of Delhi.

'The Delhi government shall take steps for storage and use of plastic materials. All the corporations … and other public authorities, including NCT of Delhi, are directed to take immediate steps for reduction and utilisation of dumped waste,” the Tribunal added.


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