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Mumbai has criminalised plastic bags in a bid to clean up its littered beaches

Municipal authorities are now taking a new step in the battle against the plastic waste that afflicts Mumbai, and many other cities across the country, by criminalising the use of plastic bags – with fines of up to 25,000 rupees (£276) and jail sentences for repeat offenders.

To find out more, follow the link below:

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/mumbai-india-plastic-bag-ban-environment-recycling-pollution-a8430641.html

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