Man lying on plastic infested coast of Villa El Salvador near Lima, Peru in May. The government of India is set to impose a nationwide ban on plastic bags, cups and straws on October 2, officials announced, in its most sweeping measure yet to eradicate single-use plastics from cities and villages that have ranked among the world’s most polluted. The ban will be comprehensive and will cover manufacturing, usage, and import. India is set to ban 6 single-use plastic items nationwide, including plastic bags, cups, plates, small bottles, str… https://t.co/LnqBkNmfR3 — Shivya Nath (@shivya) 1566999009.0 India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, who is leading efforts to scrap such plastics by 2022, is set to launch the campaign with a ban on as many as six items on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi , officials said. These include plastic bags , cups, plates, small bottles, straws and certain types of sachets, said the officials, who asked not to be identified, in line with government policy. " The ban will be comprehensive and will cover manufacturing, usage and import of such items ," an official said. In an Independence Day speech on August 15, Prime Minister Modi had urged […]

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