Announcement to ban single use plastic (SUP) from July 1

Tags: Popular National News

Recently, the central government has prepared a list of single-use plastic items that will be banned from July 1, 2022.

  • The manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of notified single-use plastics, including polystyrene and expanded polystyrene, shall be prohibited with effect from July 1, 2022.

  • A gazette notification was issued in 2021 by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the ban was announced.

  • Single use plastic

  • Single use plastic refers to plastic items that are used once and are discarded.

  • Single-use plastic products such as plastic bags, straws, coffee bags, soda and water bottles, and plastics used mostly for food packaging.

  • single use plastic parts

  • According to the Minderoo Foundation's 2021 report, single-use plastics account for a third of global production, with 98% being made up of fossil fuels.

  • Single-use plastics are responsible for most of the 130 million metric tons of plastic waste globally in 2019, all of which is burned, landfilled or released directly into the environment.

  • Single use plastic waste generation in india

  • The report found that India is among the top 100 countries producing single-use plastic waste - rank 94 (the top three are Singapore, Australia and Oman).

  • With domestic production of 11.8 million metric tonnes annually and imports of 2.9 MMT, India's net production of single use plastic waste is 5.6 MMT and per capita production is 4 kg.

  • Which items will be banned in India?

  • The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has announced a ban on items like earbuds, candy, balloon sticks and ice cream sticks.

  • Cutlery items including plates, glasses, cups, spoons, knives, forks, trays will also be banned.

  • It has also been reported to ban sweets cans, invitation cards, cigarette packs, PVC banners of less than 100 microns as well as polystyrene for decoration.


  • Plastic ban countries

  • Bangladesh- Bangladesh became the first country to ban thin plastic bags in the year 2002.

  • New Zealand- New Zealand became the latest country to ban plastic bags in July 2019

  • China- China issued a ban on plastic bags with a phased implementation in the year 2020

  • US - Eight states in the US have banned single-use plastic bags, beginning with California in 2014.

Please Rate this article, so that we can improve the quality for you -