A New Norm
by Divyaraj Singh on Feb 02, 2023
Policies suddenly have been imposed on an unprepared nation such as India, but when the government pledged in 2019 to eliminate single-use plastics, food and beverage makers had years to prepare. When the first tranche of items were banned in July this year, they weren’t ready.
Plastic straws are attached to many of the ubiquitous Tetra Packs of juices and other beverages sold in the country. With 19 single-use plastic items banned from July 1, including straws, companies have been racing to replace them with imported paper versions. Vendors say the change has created a shortage and some stocks of soft drinks boxes have run out.
The government's 2019 pledge to eliminate single-use plastics by the end of 2022 set the most ambitious goal in Asia-Pacific, according to Ilhan Savut, the analyst at Bloomberg NEF. The government has repeatedly said that the industry has had time to prepare for the change. But the challenge for the industry to meet the deadline has been complicated by the lack of domestic alternatives and the pandemic, which snarled supply chains, increasing competition among global buyers.
Delhi govt starts issuing penalties for violating the plastic-ban rule. Of the 380 million tons of plastic produced each year, about half is for single-use items like packaging, cutlery and straws. At least 14 million tons of plastic get swept into the oceans each year.
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