India Inc uncomfortable with plastics ban
PM Modi’s nationwide plastic ban to reduce the pollution has stoked fears among various Indian firms. The industry is worried that the move will disrupt supply chains and raise costs ahead of a festive season. “The ban has ramifications for all sectors like food processing, dairy, garments, toys,” stated Jayesh Rambhia, All India Plastic Manufacturers Association.
Companies in India are planning to seek exemptions from the government for products like small-sized plastic bottles used for pharmaceutical or health products. Sachets made from multi-layered packaging should also not be banned, according to the Confederation of Indian Industry, as that could disrupt supplies of key products such as biscuits, salt and milk.