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Govt's decision to ban import of solid plastic waste unlikely to affect plastic recycling industry: NSWAI

Updated: Mar 08, 2019 11:29:14am

New Delhi, Mar 8 (KNN) Taking a major step towards tackling the menace of plastic waste in India, the government has completely banned import of solid plastic waste into the country, including in Special Economic Zones (SEZ) and by Export Oriented Units (EOU).

Appreciating the decision, Founder & President of National Solid Waste Association of India (NSWAI), Dr Amiya Kumar Sahu told KNN India that the move wouldn’t create any problem for the Indian plastic recycling industry as India has enough plastic waste to recycle.

He said “Those who import plastic waste unlikely to get affected from the decision of government as we have enough plastic waste in our own country.”

This decision of banning would definitely help in eradicating the plastic from the face of the earth, he added.

“It has been done keeping in consideration ‘ease of doing business’ and boosting ‘Make in India’ initiative by simplifying the procedures under the rules, while at the same time upholding the principles of sustainable development and ensuring minimal impact on the environment”, said Ministry of Environment in a statement. (KNN/YV)


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