What single use plastic items can India ban effective Oct 2, 2019?

For the first time ever, Government of India has pledged to conserve environment by taking a strong stand against use of single use plastic. As a ban on single use plastic is considered, we seek your very specific inputs on items that can be banned effective Oct 2nd, 2019.

While its important to conserve the environment, we also need to balance it with practical constraints and finding cost effective replacements of some of these products and develop the required capacities.

Kindly share your inputs on items where a ban can be placed by Oct 2, 2019. We look forward to your inputs and will consolidate them for due consideration by the Government stakeholders working on this initiative. more  

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Plastic bottles for cold drinks & drinking water may be banned; glass bottles may be used instead. Retailer / dealer of the respective items shall have to take back empty glass bottles and pay back the price that shall be printed on the bottle to the depositor. Plastic tea & coffee cups may also be banned; paper & earthen pots may be used. more  
Banning singlr use plastic is alright beacause none of the local bodies have segregated garbage collection centres. Even now after 5 years,many local bodies do not have the door to door garbage collection facility. It is the need of the time to order strictly the local bodies to set up
1. Door to door collection of recyclable waste
2. Set up recycling centres themselves or promote through private parties.
3. Set up garbage collection centres to prpvide facility to discharge garbage segregated manner. This is absent now which leads to problems for collection staff and more particularly the all members working families.
4. If local bodies do that, then naturally the residents became aware of facilities available, The local body staff, particularly from health dept can emphasize residents to follow it.
In the absence of above actions, banning of any plastic items cannot bring in necessary changes over a period of time. So the change in attitude of local body staff is essential, and the depts should provide financial support directly to the parties concerned if it is for setting up recycling and collection units etc. more  
single use of plastic shall be started with some limited items and then if result is favourable then to other items more  
All food packaging, baggage and other single use plastic. more  
Instead of blanket ban, which will not work for some items like milk, oil, etc, there can be a mechanism set in place for recycling these.

Just like supply chain, we can have a recycle chain, which collects the plastic back in a reverse loop, from consumers back to respective factories.

Once the chain is setup, all plastic outputs can be recycled seamlessly and this would finally lead to a scenario, where we can benefit from the useful properties of plastic material, while being protected from it's harmful effects on humans as well as environment.

Wholesome initiatives are the need of the hour than just band-aid fixes like bans. more  
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