Delhi banned all forms of disposable plastic in 2017

In 2017 India’s capital, Delhi, introduced a ban on disposable plastic amid concern over pollution of the sea and air.

There were complaints about the illegal burning of plastic and other waste at 3 local rubbish dumps which were causing severe air pollution, reports from ‘The Times of India’ suggested that India was responsible for 60% of the plastic dumped in the world’s oceans every year, then it was about time too!!

This was great news as cutlery, bags, cups and other forms of single-use plastic are prohibited by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) this ban now affects the whole National Capital Territory (NCT) area of Delhi.

Similar, radical action is needed worldwide to try and reduce the horrendous environmental impact of plastics everywhere – EcoFrenzy wishes Delhi good luck!

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