Mumbai to ban all plastics soon

Maharashtra, the wealthiest and most industrialized state in India, and which includes Mumbai, is close to banning all plastic bags as well as several plastic-made items like disposable spoons, containers and flex materials. The state environment department plans to issue a notification by the end of January 2018, announcing the ban and detailing the items covered under the ban. For now, the state government has asked the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) to not renew licences of manufacturing units of plastic bags after March. More at the Hindustan Times.