Plastic Ban: Government body Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) under the Ministry of Environment has issued a list of items which you will not be able to use from next month.
Single Use Plastic Ban: To stop the increasing use of plastic, the government is going to ban single-use plastic from July 1. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change had announced the ban by issuing a gazette notification last year. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), a government body under the Ministry of Environment, has released a list of items that you will not be able to use from next month.
According to the new circular, single-use plastic items will be banned from July 1, 2022. Under this, a ban has been imposed on the manufacturing, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of single-use plastic items.
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What is single use plastic?
Single use plastic means those products made of plastic which can be used only once. It cannot be disposed off easily. Under single-use plastics – from the packaging of goods to things like bottles (shampoo, detergent, cosmetics), polythene bags, face masks, coffee cups, cling film, garbage bags, food packaging.
The use of these things will be banned
The single-use plastics that the government is going to ban from July 1 include- ‘
Ear buds with plastic sticks, plastic sticks for balloons, plastic flags, candy sticks, ice cream sticks, decorative thermocol, plastic plates, cups, plastic packing items, plastic invitation cards, cigarette packs, plastic less than 100 microns and PVC.
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what are the options now
CPCB has urged the consumers to opt for eco-friendly alternatives instead of plastic ones. For example, the government has suggested using cotton bags instead of plastic bags. The circular states, “Natural cloth can be used in place of plastic bags. Sustainable laundry made from organic cotton, wool or bamboo does not leave plastic fibers behind.”