Maharashtra, which accounts for about 15 per cent of India’s gross domestic product, is the 20th Indian state to introduce some form of plastic ban. On June 23, it imposed a blanket ban on plastic bags, bottles, disposable cups, plates, cutlery, wrappers and polystyrene containers.
With companies such as Coca-Cola and Amazon banging at its door, the state government relented a week later on bottles of drinking water over 200ml, medical packaging, wrapping materials thicker than 50 micrometres and garbage bags. Most shops in Mumbai, the state capital, are so far complying with the ban, and offer paper or textile bags at the checkout. [Link]
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