tide turners


As the world’s sixth biggest company, India has emerged as an important global player. The country was the host for this year’s World Environment Day, and has a long history of addressing the problem of marine plastic pollution.

January 2018

The Indian state of Jamau bans plastic bags.

March 2018

The Indian state of Maharashtra bans single-use plastic.

April 2018

The Indian State of Punjab bans plastic bags in urban areas.

May 2018

The Indian state of Madhya Pradesh bans plastic bag bans.


Citing the risk of disruption during an economic slowdown, India rolls back on implementing a ban. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges Indians to end the consumption of single-use plastics by 2022.

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