Modi govt to impose nationwide ban on single-use plastic products from 2nd October 2019


The government will launch a nationwide campaign to ban single-use plastic as part of an ongoing clean India mission. Single-use plastic products such as plastic bags, cups and straws.

Nationwide ban on plastic bags, cups and straws will be implemented from 2nd Oct 2019. The campaign will be launched on Oct. 2nd, the birth anniversary of independence leader Mahatma Gandhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to set launch the campaign.

These products include plastic bags, cups, plates, small bottles, straws and certain types of sachets, said the officials. The European Union plans to ban single-use plastic items such as straws, forks, knives and cotton buds by 2021.
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