The Efficacy of the Plastic Ban: Findings from States

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Unchecked plastic waste can severely affect the ecosystem and is a threat to both humans and animals

Abstract: A total of 19 states in India have introduced a ban on plastic bags. Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh too have recently joined the fight against plastic waste. However, plastic usage continues unhindered in the absence of rigorous implementation considerably undermining the effectiveness of the ban.