Single Use Plastic Ban Items List 2023:-The Government of India has banned single use plastic items which have low utility and high littering potential, all over the country from 1 July 2022, the manufacturing, importing, stocking, distribution, selling and use of plastic items is banned in states of India. If anyone violates the ban, Under Section 15 of the environment Protection Act (EPA) and by laws of municipal corporations he will be fined or jailed or both. Government will also set National and State level control rooms for effective enforcement of the Single Use Plastic Ban.
The illegal manufacturing and import, stocking, distribution of single use plastic ban items will be controlled by Union Environment Ministry and Central pollution Control Board of India. It will also promote development of new alternative plastics ban items. Not only India but also Whole World has started this type of initiative to control pollution due to single use Plastic items. World Environment organization declared International Plastic Bag Free Day on 3 July and World Paper Day on 12th July. It was created as a worldwide initiative for the purpose of getting rid of the single use plastic bags around the world.
Single Use Plastic Ban Items List 2023
Single Use Plastic ban items list include plastic bags, plastic decoration items, plastic sticks used in ice cream and candy, wrapping plastic for packaging, plastic cutlery items, thermocol items. Single used items means items made of plastic which are used only once and then thrown, List of Single Use Plastic Ban items is given below
- Plastic Bags
- Plastic Plates
- Plastic Sticks for balloons
- Plastic Flags
- Candy Sticks
- Ice-Cream Sticks
- Ear Buds with Plastic Sticks
- Wrapping or packing films around sweet boxes
- Invitation Cards wrapping of plastics
- Cigarette packets wrapping films
- Plastic Cups
- Plastic Glasses
- Plastic Cutlery like forks, spoons, knives, etc
- Plastic trays
- Straws made of Plastics
- Plastic or PVC banners less than 100 micron
- Polystyrene or Thermocol for decoration
- Non -woven plastic with less than 60 GSM (Gram per square meter)
- Stirrers made of Plastics
The plastics used in packaging of Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) like toothpaste, soap, cookies, notebook, chocolate etc will not banned. these will be covered under the extended producer responsibility (EPR) guidelines. Disposable Plastic bags will be replaced with thicker ones to encourage re-use of that plastic bags.
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From which date ban on Plastic Items imposed?
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International Plastic Bag Free Day is observed on which date?
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