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Plastic and thermocol

Effective from July 1, 2022, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is banning the manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of the following plastic and thermocol products:

  • Plastic carry bags with self-carrying feature
  • Plastic cling films
  • Plastic stretch wrap film, stretch film, or packing films
  • Plastic shrink film
  • Plastic and thermocol plates
  • Plastic and thermocol cups and glasses
  • Plastic and thermocol spoons, knives, and forks
  • Plastic straws
  • Disposable thermocol and plastic dishes and trays
  • Plastic and thermocol bowls and containers
  • Plastic pouches to store food or liquids
  • Plastic coffee cup lids
  • Non-woven plastic bags
  • Plastic-coated carry bags
  • Plastic-coated plates
  • Plastic flags and buntings
  • Plastic or PVC banners
  • Packaged drinking water bottles, such as PET or PETE bottles with a maximum capacity of 200 ml
  • Ear buds with plastic sticks
  • Plastic stick for balloons and balloons with plastic stick
  • Plastic candy sticks, ice-cream sticks, and stirrers
  • Decorative use of polystyrene, also known as thermocol

Note: All product listings must comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Additional information

Plastic products are made of harmful high polymer ingredients, such as polyethylene terephthalate, high density polyethylene, vinyl, low density polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene resins, polystyrene also known as thermocol, non-oven polypropylene, multi-layered co-extruder, polypropylene, poly terephthalate, polyamides, poly methyl methacrylate, plastic micro beads, and more.

The manufacture, usage, transport, distribution, wholesale and retail sale and storage, and import of certain plastic products have been banned in multiple states in India including disposable products manufactured from plastic and thermocol, such as single use disposable dish, cups, plates, glasses, fork, bowl, container, disposable dish and bowl used for packaging food in hotels, spoon, straw, non-woven polypropylene bags, cups and pouches to store liquid, packaging with plastic to wrap or store the products, packaging of food items and food grain material, and more.

For more information, go to https://pib.gov.in/PressReleaseIframePage.aspx?PRID=1807646 and https://pib.gov.in/PressReleaseIframePage.aspx?PRID=1745433.

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