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The Efficacy of the Plastic Ban: Findings from States

Since its inception in 1957, when polystyrene was first produced, the plastic industry has grown and diversified. Currently, it employs about 4 million people in India and comprises more than 30,000 processing units, of which 85 to 90 per cent are small and medium sized enterprises (IBEF, 2017). Today, plastics have a wide range of applications, including packaging, wrapping materials, shopping and garbage bags, fluid containers, clothing, toys, household and industrial products and building materials (CPCB, 2013). While the usage...

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