India to Start Banning Imports of Plastic Waste

March 13, 2019 Off By Sebastian Reisig

India will close the door to all foreign plastic waste starting this month, joining China in no longer accepting such garbage from richer countries.

Despite struggling to dispose of bottles, single-use packaging, and other plastic scraps discarded by its own citizens, India also is one of the world’s top 10 plastic importers, trading mostly with China, Japan, Korea, and the U.S.