Manufacture, sale and use of identified single-use plastic items like plates, cups, straws, trays, polystyrene banned from Jul 1, 2022.
The government has notified Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021, prohibiting identified single-use plastic items by 2022.
This will also allow the plastic carry bags to be reused, it stated.
Non-woven plastic carry bags should not be less than 60 gram per square metre (GSM) with effect from September 30, 2021, the notification said.
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