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At least 29 states and Union territories in India have put in place some regulation on use and disposal of plastics.(Sanket Wankhade / HT File)

Public cooperation key to campaign against plastic

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 07:57 AM IST
Instead of targeting all single-use plastic products at once, most countries have prioritized what they will ban or phase out, which possibly helps consumers and manufacturers get used to changing consumption patterns.
The ban, which includes items like spoons, bowls, stirring sticks, forks, knives, straw made, will come into effect three months from now, attracting hefty fines.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
The ban, which includes items like spoons, bowls, stirring sticks, forks, knives, straw made, will come into effect three months from now, attracting hefty fines.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Single-use plastic banned in the ministry under Nitin Gadkari.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Single-use plastic banned in the ministry under Nitin Gadkari.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Nitin Gadkari orders ban of ‘single-use’ plastic in transport ministry

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2019 11:37 AM IST
Nitin Gadkari has ordered all departments under his ministry to ban ‘single-use’ plastic usage with immediate effect.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Mirzapur on July 4, 2018. The chief minister urged everyone to stop use of plastic cup, glass and polythene after July 15.(PTI)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Mirzapur on July 4, 2018. The chief minister urged everyone to stop use of plastic cup, glass and polythene after July 15.(PTI)

UP to ban single-use plastic items from July 15, CM Yogi Adityanath seeks public support on Twitter

New Delhi | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 06:03 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh has announced a ban on single-use plastic items such as polythene, plastic cups and glasses as it attempts to enforce the restriction for a third time.
The Maharashtra government diluted the plastic ban by excluding small PET and PETE bottles with a carrying capacity of less than half a litre, but with some riders.
The Maharashtra government diluted the plastic ban by excluding small PET and PETE bottles with a carrying capacity of less than half a litre, but with some riders.

Ban on plastic: Maharashtra govt excludes small bottles, pushes deadline

Hindustan Times | By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2018 11:59 PM IST
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will not be able take any punitive action against citizens till June 23
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