The govt agency under the Ministry of Environment has reportedly classified 30 single-use plastic items, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
The sale, stocking, distribution, and export of certain plastic items are also banned.
Apparently, single-use plastic items with little practical use but a significant potential for littering are subject to a ban.
Let's look at the items that are on the banned list
Plastic sticks including balloons with plastic sticks, candy sticks, ice-cream sticks, flags made of plastic, earphones with plastic sticks, and decorations made of thermocol.
Plastic cutlery includes cups, glasses, forks, spoons, straws, trays, and knives.
Packaging/wrapping: cigarette packets, invitation cards, and sweet boxes.
Stirrers for coffee or tea, banners made of plastic or PVC that are less than 100 microns.