India, the host country on World Environment Day this year, announced on June 5 that it would eliminate all single-use plastics nationwide by 2022. The country also committed to joining the UN Environment's Clean Seas campaign, as well as making 100 national monuments litter-free.
Since the 1970s, the world has come together to focus efforts on local, national and global scales to start a conversation and take care of the earth. This year’s theme, “Beat Plastic Pollution”, calls for us to focus on reducing our reliance on plastics in everyday life.
The Maharashtra Plastic and Thermocol Products (Manufacture, Usage, Sale, Transport, Handling and Storage) Notification describes a state-wide ban of the manufacture, usage, transport, distribution, wholesale & retail sale and storage, and import of plastic bags with and without handles, and disposable products manufactured from plastic and thermocol (polystyrene).