The production, sale and use of single-use plastic items has been banned in the country from today i.e. Friday, July 1. A total of 19 items of single use plastic have been banned under the Plastic Waste Management Rules. These include thermocol plates, cups, glasses, cutlery such as forks, spoons, knives, straws, trays, wrapping film on sweet boxes, invitation cards, film for cigarette packets, plastic flags, balloon sticks and ice cream sticks. Includes wali sticks, creams, candy sticks and banners less than 100 microns.
By 2022, the minimum thickness of plastic carry bags will be changed to 120 microns from the existing 75 microns. Thick carry bags will be introduced with the aim of eliminating the use of single use plastics. To effectively implement the ban, control rooms would be set up at the national and state level and a team of officers would be tasked to check illegal production, import, distribution, sale of banned single-use plastic items, the ministry said.
Ban on single-use plastic from today.— DD India (@DDIndialive) July 1, 2022
Govt has issued ban on production, importation, stocking, distribution, sale & use of single-use plastic items with low utility & high littering potential.
Watch DD India's report to know more: https://t.co/6W3alsaSWU@tapasjournalist pic.twitter.com/4D5xpnhcOO
Important facts related to single use plastic
- Sikkim is the first state to ban the use of single use plastic in 1998.
- The government has set a standard for the thickness of plastic bags and made it mandatory for the bags to be provided by the retailers.
- Cleanliness campaigns have been started in public places, national estates, forests and sea coasts to prevent plastic pollution. About 100 monuments have been included across the country.
- Plastic was started to be used in road construction.
- The Environment and Ecological Development Society has named Beat Plastic Pollution to reduce plastic pollution in Delhi.
- The Central and State Pollution Control Authorities and the Union Ministry of Small, Micro and Medium Enterprises will provide technical assistance to small industrial units for production of substitutes for banned single-use plastic items. The Central Pollution Control Board estimated nearly four years ago that India generates about 9,200 metric tons of plastic waste daily, or more than 3.3 million metric tons a year. A section of the industry has claimed that around 70 per cent of the plastic waste in the country is recycled.
Single use plastic in india
- 2.4 lakh tonnes of plastic is produced annually
- Per capita consumption of 18 grams in India is
- Globally 28 grams per capita consumption is
- Plastic industry is worth 60 thousand crores
- 88 thousand units are engaged in its construction.
- 1 million people are associated with the plastics industry
- Annual export 25 thousand crores
At the same time, the traders' union Confederation of All India Traders (CAT) has demanded to postpone the ban on single use plastic by one year. CAIT has written a letter to Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav saying that a committee should be formed in this regard in which representatives of government officials and stakeholders will come together and they will find an alternative to single use plastic.
Single use plastic in the world
- Production started in 1950
- 380 million metric tons annually
- The amount of plastic produced in 1 year is equal to the entire mass of humanity
- 12 lakh plastic bottles are used per minute on earth
- Production of 5 trillion plastic bags annually
- It will take 1000 years to eliminate plastic from the earth
Alternatives to Single Use Plastics
A post has been made. The ministry wrote in its post that kulhads not only enhance the taste of tea, but they are eco-friendly and easily mixed with soil and also save water.
Be a responsible citizen through an interesting cartoon video posted by the Ministry of Forest and Climate Change on the Ku app. Always keep a bag with you when you go to the local market, mall or anywhere to do some shopping. It has many advantages. It is capable of lifting heavy weights, is recyclable, lasts longer, is eco-friendly and you contribute to the betterment of the environment. Due to this you can give a better tomorrow to your children. It is recyclable, lasts longer, is eco-friendly and you contribute to the betterment of the environment. Due to this you can give a better tomorrow to your children. It is recyclable, lasts longer, is eco-friendly and you contribute to the betterment of the environment. Due to this you can give a better tomorrow to your children. It is environment friendly and you contribute in making the environment better. Due to this you can give a better tomorrow to your children. It is environment friendly and you contribute in making the environment better. Due to this you can give a better tomorrow to your children.
Ban on these items of Single use Plastic
From July 1, single use plastic items like earbuds, plastic sticks of balloons, plastic flags, plastic sticks of candy, plastic sticks of ice cream, Thermocol Decorative Items, Plastic Plates, Cups, Glasses, Forks, Spoons, Straws, Trays, Foil for Packaging Sweet Boxes, Foil for Invitation Cards, Foil used in Cigarette Packing, PVC thinner than 100 microns And plastic banners etc. Includes PVC and plastic banners thinner than 100 microns. Includes PVC and plastic banners thinner than 100 microns.
Special enforcement teams will also keep an eye
Special enforcement teams are also being formed. These teams are involved in illegal manufacture, import, storage, Will keep an eye on the cell etc. All states and union territories have been asked to set up check points on their borders so that banned items do not move from one place to another. CPCB has also launched an app regarding this.