Kerala govt to ban single-use plastic from 1 January; decision comes after considering environmental, health issues related to mounting waste

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

  • The decision in this regard 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

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government on Thursday decided to ban single-use plastic products from 1 January. The decision in this regard 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 1 January 2020, a government press release said.

Plastic carry bags, plastic sheets, cooling films, plastic plates, cups, thermocol and Styrofoam-based fancy items and others have been banned.

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Updated Date: Nov 21, 2019 20:45:27 IST