India Has Banned All Forms Of Disposable Plastic In Its Capital

January 26, 2017

Due to the nation's concern over increasing pollution and ocean litter, India's capital city of Delhi issued a ban on all disposable forms of plastic.

good news india bans plastic
Photo: Reuters

The ban includes all plastic cutlery, bags, plates, cups and packaging.

According to the India Times, the nation is responsible for roughly 60% of the plastic that is annually dumped into the world's oceans.

Several of India's waste-to-energy plants have also reportedly been contributing to the city's air pollution by burning large amounts of plastic waste.

"Each of these sites is a depiction of the mess that can be created for environment and health of people of Delhi," The Tribunal said in a statement. "We direct that use of disposable plastic is prohibited in entire NCT of Delhi. The Delhi government shall take steps for storage and use of plastic materials."

Like us on Facebook!

Click Here For The Most Popular On Sunny Skyz

feel good videoThis Video Of A 105-Year-Old Meeting His 5-Day-Old Great Grandson Is Bringing Joy To The World

feel good storiesFamily Plays Horror Board Game And Gets More Than They Bargained For

feel good storiesThe 10 Funniest Sibling Photo Recreations On The Internet

feel good storiesRogue Stapler Leaves The 4th Floor To Explore The World

feel good storiesWhat Becoming A Billionaire Actually Feels Like

feel good storiesThis Girl Made A 'Why You Should Date Me' Powerpoint For Her Crush

feel good videoNews Anchors Learn What A 'Furry' Is Live On Camera

feel good videoThis Kitten Was Abandoned, Then A Crow Does Something You've Never Seen

feel good videoThe Internet Can't Handle This Video Of A Baby Adoring His Mom

feel good videoComedian Has To Stop His Routine Because Of The Noise Coming From This Guy

feel good videoGirl Sings 'Hallelujah' With Lyrics That Tell The Easter Story

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!