All disposable plastic banned in Mumbai and surrounding state
Anyone caught breaking the rules in Maharashtra state faces a fine of up to 25,000 rupees (£276) or three months in prison.
All disposable plastic has been banned in Mumbai – a city of 21 million people – and the Indian state it is part of.
State authorities in Maharashtra – which has nearly twice the population of the UK – say they are responding to a major pollution problem.
The legislation kicked in at the weekend, and also includes a ban on plastic bags and products made out of polystyrene.
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