India vows to ban all single-use plastics by 2022

Posted In News, Pollution
Jun
6

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Plastic pollution, Nariman Point, Mumbai. Photo source: ©© Shreyans Bhansali

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India has vowed to ban all single-use plastics by 2022, according to the U.N.’s environmental agency, which called it an “unprecedented ambitious move against disposable plastic…”

Read Full Article; CBS News (06-05-2018)

How India’s Fishermen Turn Ocean Plastic Into Roads; National Geographic (05-23-2018)

Kenya brings in world’s toughest plastic bag ban: Using plastic bags is illegal — and punishable by jail time; NPR (08-28-2017)

France Becomes First Country To Ban Plastic Cups And Dishes; Huffington Green (09-19-2016)

Think You Can’t Live Without Plastic Bags? Consider This: Rwanda Did It; Guardian UK (02-15-2015)
In 2008, while the rest of the world was barely starting to consider a tax on single-use plastic bags, the small East African nation decided to ban them completely…

The planet is on edge of a global plastic calamity; Guardian UK (06-05-2018)

Toxic timebomb: why we must fight back against the world’s plague of plastic; Guardian UK (05-16-2017)
We must reduce our dependence on plastics, especially single-use items, and seek out alternative materials…

Plastic Pollution / The Great Plastic Tide, Coastal Care ©-2009.
Washed out on our coasts in obvious and clearly visible form, the plastic pollution spectacle blatantly unveiling on our beaches is only the prelude of the greater story that unfolded further away in the world’s oceans, yet mostly originating from where we stand: the land…

UN Declares War on Ocean Plastic, UNEP (02-23-2017)

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