WORLD FOCUS: India

World Focus: Plastic ban only as good as enforcement, says green activist

In the city of Mumbai, a 310-strong plastic eradication squad has been conducting raids at numerous shops and restaurants since a ban on single-use plastics kicked in more than a month ago.

Dressed in blue to symbolise the colour of the ocean, these municipal officers are on the lookout for offenders in the capital city of the state of Maharashtra.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 14, 2018, with the headline 'Plastic ban only as good as enforcement, says green activist'. Print Edition | Subscribe