India bans 19 single-use items to help turn off the plastic tap

Trevor Jones

Image © Pradeep Gaurs

Trevor Jones

Image © Pradeep Gaurs

In an uplifting move for people and planet, India has imposed a ban on 19 single-use plastic items. The ban will affect products the Government of India says are not very useful but have high potential to become litter — like plastic straws, disposable cutlery, and ice cream packaging — helping to keep waste off the streets and out of the waters of the world’s second most populous country. The single-use plastics ban in India echoes Canada’s decision to ban six highly used plastic items, and gives weight to our prediction that nations will continue taking significant steps to curb plastic pollution in order to comply with international law down the road. Ready to keep the momentum going? Sign and share the petition calling for a strong global plastics treaty. By taking this action today, you can help us reach our goal of 75,000 signatures!

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Trevor Jones

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Someone who loves to be both surrounded by people and isolated in nature, Trevor values the dualities within each of us and hopes to leave the world a better place than he found it.

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