PM Modi urges world community to ban single use plastic

New Delhi: The world should say goodbye to single-use plastic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the Climate Meet here on Monday.
PM Modi reiterated India’s resolve to ban single-use plastics. He said that “the time has still come for the world to say goodbye to single-use plastics”.
Speaking at a World Climate Change Crisis meeting in Delhi, the Prime Minister said that human empowerment was linked to the environment.
PM Modi said that the Center is ready to impose a nationwide ban on six plastic items by October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
These six items include plastic bags, cups, plates, small bottles, straws and some types of pouches. Officials said the ban on the first six items of single-use plastic would clip 5% to 10% of India’s annual consumption of about 14 million tonnes of plastic.
The European Union plans to ban single-use plastic items such as straws, forks, knives and cotton buds by 2021.

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