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India bans plastic scrap imports

In a step towards "fighting against plastic waste," the government of India has completely banned plastic scrap imports. The ban affects U.S. exports of more than 120 than 120 million kilograms worth more than $46 million, according to Washington-based Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). India’s Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MOEFCC) announced the ban today on Twitter . According to the Twitter feed, the Management and Trans-boundary Movement, amended March 1, prohibits materials from entering Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and Export Oriented Units (EOUs). After China’s import ban, India emerged as one of the largest importers […]

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