Impact of Single-use Plastic Ban on Packaging, Other Sectors

Published on 28 Aug, 2018

Amid international attempts to combat the plastic menace, the Government of India, on the World Environment Day this year, took a strong stand to prioritize the environment and eliminate the use of single-use plastic by 2022. The move was bold and long overdue. However, its implementation and impact are still being subject to nationwide scrutiny. Past efforts towards plastic ban also indicate that a more sustainable approach to tackle this problem is the need of the hour. India requires positive reinforcement for stakeholders across the value chain as opposed to fines, high prices, and penalties.

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