India completely bans import of plastic waste

India completely bans import of plastic waste; a transition period has been announced till 31 August, after which the ban will come into effect. As reported by EUWID, a ban was already in place, but imports were allowed in special economic zones and for export-oriented units (corporations whose output is primarily exported). India generates 26,000 tonnes of plastic waste daily but has an inadequate recycling capacity. India’s plastic waste imports from EU amounted to 160,000 tons in 2018, which was an increase of up to 45% from 2017, as a result of tightened regulations for export to China.

Picture Credit: sample plastic bottle, Feralbt, Botella de plástico – PET, CC BY-SA 3.0

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