India has introduced a new law on plastic waste. The new law incorporates Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for plastics waste management and mentions the inclusion of waste pickers, a historic first. Some key features of the law include:
A ban on open burning of plastics.
A ban on plastic bags less than 40 micron.
Consumers must pay for plastic bags.
A pdf of the law can be accessed here: http://moef.nic.in/downloads/public-information/DOC070211-005.pdf