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Use of single-use plastic products such as carry bags and bottled water is not yet banned in India.(HT File Photo)

Lack of alternatives may hurt decision to phase out plastics

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 04:17 AM IST
India is preparing for a complete phase-out of single-use plastic items by 2022, as announced by Modi on Wednesday.
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)
The North MCD will encourage the use of stainless steel crockery instead of that made from plastic for community events.(Getty Images / iStockPhoto)
The North MCD will encourage the use of stainless steel crockery instead of that made from plastic for community events.(Getty Images / iStockPhoto)

North MCD to ask religious establishments to use steel crockery, shun plastic

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Baishali Adak
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2019 10:10 AM IST
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation will also make school students “brand ambassadors” of the anti-plastic campaign.
Single-use plastic meant for packaging will not be covered by the legislation, a draft of which is ready with the ministry but is being negotiated internally on various clauses.(HT/Picture for representation)
Single-use plastic meant for packaging will not be covered by the legislation, a draft of which is ready with the ministry but is being negotiated internally on various clauses.(HT/Picture for representation)

Environment ministry considers nation-wide ban on 4 single-use plastic products

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 11:22 PM IST
The union environment ministry is considering a uniform, countrywide legislation to phase out four single-use plastic products — styrofoam cups, plastic water bottles, disposable plastic cutlery and all plastic carry bags.
Is your cutlery harmful?(Shutterstock)
Is your cutlery harmful?(Shutterstock)

Your disposable cutlery is full of harmful carcinogens. Edible cutlery is the solution

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2018 01:38 PM IST
The most hazardous cutlery used is the plastic disposables. The plastic cutlery, which is a by-product of petroleum, contains several neuro-toxins and carcinogens. These toxins slowly enter the human body.
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