Kerala bans single use plastic from January 1

November 21, 2019 07:40 pm | Updated 07:40 pm IST - Thiruvananthapuram

Plastic carry bags, plastic sheets, cooling films, plastic plates, cups, thermocol, etc. will be covered under the ban.

Plastic carry bags, plastic sheets, cooling films, plastic plates, cups, thermocol, etc. will be covered under the ban.

The Kerala government on Thursday decided to ban single-use-plastic products from January 1.

The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

After considering environmental and health issues related to mounting plastic waste, the government decided to ban single-use-plastic products in the State from January 1, 2020, a government press release said.

Plastic carry bags, plastic sheets, cooling films, plastic plates, cups, thermocol and Styrofoam-based items and others will be covered under tha ban.

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