In an article published on January 25, 2017 by the Independent, correspondent Ian Johnson reported that India’s capital Dehli has introduced a ban on disposable single-use plastics, including cutlery, bags, and cups. India’s National Green Tribunal (NGT) decided to prohibit single-use plastics amid concern over the amount of plastic waste produced in the country, with a large portion of it entering the ocean. The ban affects the whole National Capital Territory (NCT) area of Dehli and came into force at the start of January 2017, Johnson informed. He further explained that the ban was introduced after complaints about the illegal mass burning of plastic and other waste at three local waste disposal sites, which contributes to air pollution. The waste disposal sites are intended to operate as waste-to-energy plants, Johnson noted.
Ian Johnson (January 25, 2017). “India just banned all forms of disposable plastic in its capital.” Independent
Shreya Kalra (January 25, 2017). “All forms of disposable plastic banned in Delhi-NCR!” India Times