List of banned Daily Use Items 2022 After Single Use Plastic Banned – The centre’s ban on select single-use plastic to reduce plastic wastage has come into effect from today. Single-use plastics are usually items that are thrown away after being used only once and do not go for the recycling process. They have a big contribution to plastic pollution. The adverse effects and threat of plastic single-use plastic items on both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems are recognized globally.
The rules ban the manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of single-use plastic items from July 1 — an industry valued at Rs 10,000 crore. The law will include rigid plastic items such as plates, cups, glasses, cutlery, wrapping or packaging film, PVC banners less than 100 microns, straws and stirrings. The single-use plastic manufacturing industry employs about 200,000 people directly and indirectly about 450,000 people. GST Rate List 2022 – Full GST Rate List After 47th GST Council Meeting
List of banned Daily Use Items 2022 After Single Use Plastic Banned
What products are banned from July 1, Friday?
- Earbuds with plastic sticks
- Plastic sticks for balloons
- Plastic flags
- Candy sticks
- Ice-cream sticks
- Polystyrene (thermocol) for decoration
- Cutlery such as forks, spoons, knives, straw, trays
- Wrapping or packing films around sweet boxes
- Invitation cards, and cigarette packets, plastic or PVC banners less than 100 microns and stirrers.
How will the plastic ban be enforced from July?
- The Single-use plastic ban will be monitored by the CPCB and the State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs), who will report to the Centre on a regular basis.
- Reports suggest that the CPCB has issued directions at the national, state, and local levels in order to not supply raw materials to industries that engage in banned items.
What is Single Use Plastic?
Single use plastic refers to the plastic items that are once used and discarded. Single use plastic has also among the highest shares of plastic manufactured and used- from the packaging of items to bottles, face masks, polythene bags, cling film, coffee cups, food packaging, and trash bags, etc.
- As per the report published in 2021, the single use plastics account for a third of all plastic produced globally, with 98% manufactured from fossil fuels.
- Single use plastic also accounts for the majority of plastic discarded – 130 million metric tonnes globally in 2019.
- According to the report, India features in the top 100 countries of single use plastic waste generation, at the rank of 94 (the top three are- Singapore, Australia and Oman).