Plastic straws have proven difficult to recycle because they are too slim for recycling production lines.
Much to the chagrin of activists, new regulations have put little dent in the industry's power so far.
The railway authorities had sought to know the list of banned plastic items and detailed guidelines about implementing the ban from the Maharashtra govt.
Yogi Adityanath announces plastic ban in Uttar Pradesh from 15 July; appeals for co-operation from people
The move comes within days of a similar ban coming into effect in Maharashtra. Adityanath's tweet did not give further details. It was not immediately clear if there were any exemptions to the ban, and no details of penalties were announced
Today, California and Hawaii are the only two out of 50 US states to have banned plastic bags.
Maharashtra plastic ban: Retailers get three months' relief after packaging norms eased but no respite for industries
General stores and grocery stores, which sell loose products like oil, rice, sugar, in retail packaging, will benefit from the relaxations introduced in the Maharashtra plastic ban.
According to US journal Science, 250 kilogrammes of plastic are dumped into the oceans every second.
Maharashtra govt likely to ban use of plastic packaging by e-commerce firms, bottles with capacity less than 200 ml
The Maharashtra government is likely to ban plastic packaging of e-commerce products as well as plastic bottles with a capacity of less than 200 millilitres.
Maharashtra plastic ban: Amazon, H&M and other multinationals press state govt to soften restrictions
The ban on plastic by Maharashtra could sharply raise costs for companies that rely heavily on plastic for packaging
BJP MLA Raj Purohit said on Thursday that the people of Maharashtra were facing troubles due to the plastic ban as it was implemented in haste and without proper planning.
As Maharashtra grapples with the plastic ban on almost all single-use plastic products, questions abound about the logistics involved.
Yuva Sena president Aaditya Thackeray, who is believed to be the prime mover behind the plastic ban in Maharashtra, on Wednesday justified the measure.
Plastic ban in Maharashtra: BMC nets Rs 10.5 lakh in fine in four days; Mumbai, Nashik traders threaten to go on strike
While Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray demanded withdrawal of plastic ban in Maharashtra, the BMC said it collected over Rs 10 lakh in fine in the first four days of the ban.
MNS chief Raj Thackeray calls plastic ban a 'tool' to raise funds before elections, demands its withdrawal
MNS chief Raj Thackeray opposed the plastic ban, which came into effect in Maharashtra on 23 June. He called it a 'tool' for raising funds and demanded its withdrawal.
Despite the plastic ban, the Maharashtra government has decided to allow the use of PET bottles, but with caveats.
The plastic ban has led to a big loss of business at the over 3 lakh kirana stores across Maharashtra. Business is down 50 percent, Federation of Retail Traders Welfare Association president said
Maharashtra plastic ban Day 2: Restaurants in a fix over use of alternatives; meat, fish markets worst-affected
The effect of the near-total ban on single-use plastic in Maharashtra is being felt mostly in retail and unorganised markets, besides adversely impacting app-based food delivery units in Mumbai.
Maharashtra plastic ban to result in loss of 3 lakh jobs and Rs 15,000 crore, says Plastic Bags Manufacturers Association
Maharashtra announced a ban on manufacture, use, sale, distribution and storage of plastic materials on 23 March.
Maharashtra plastic ban to be enforced from Saturday; strict action against manufacturers, says Ramdas Kadam
As the Maharashtra government is set to enforce a ban on a variety of plastic items from tomorrow, Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam said errant manufacturers will face strong action, but common people and small traders will not be harassed.
The Maharashtra government has told the Bombay High Court that it has asked all local authorities to set up a mechanism to dispose banned plastic items.