India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests recently proposed changes in its plastic waste management rules to bring the law into conformity with industry demands. The draft Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Amendment Rules 2011 specified that use of multilayered plastic packaging in small pouches and sachets would be allowed for exports, though their use will be tightly regulated. The draft rules, issued in February, were considered progressive and broad-based, though their implementation was in doubt given the limited capacities of state level pollution control boards.
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India to relax plastic waste rules
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