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The ban in Tamil Nadu, home to nearly 68 million people, is part of an ambitious national campaign to rid the world’s second-most populous nation of plastic waste
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Bans on thin plastic shopping bags are the most common regulations. State government officials are also working to reduce the manufacturing of plastic by shutting down factories and preventing import of plastic products
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Large chains like McDonald’s are no longer providing plastic straws,” she says. “I have also stopped buying bottled water and soft drinks.”
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nearly 40 percent of the country’s plastic waste is neither collected nor recycled. It ends up polluting water supplies and soil,
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In contrast, Mumbai, state capital of Maharashtra, India’s commercial nerve-center, began enforcing a ban last June that imposes tough penalties for people caught selling or buying 22 banned items,
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By the end of last year, nearly 400 companies and manufacturing plants dealing in the banned materials were shut down
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We used to take metal containers with tight lids to buy oil. That should restart as well,” she adds.
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Like Amudha using leaves to wrap her fragrant flowers in Chennai,
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