After Maharashtra, the Uttar Pradesh government has banned the use of several plastic products, news
agency ANI reported on Friday.
"We have issued an order to ban the use of plastic across the state from July 15," Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was quoted as saying by ANI. "After July 15, plastic cups, glasses, and polythene should not be used," said Adityanath, adding, "For this, we should all work together."
Subsequently, Maharashtra eased its ban
against single-use plastic, following what a Reuters report said was intense lobbying by multinational companies and plastic industry bodies for softer rules and extensions.