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India may postpone scrap import ban

A complete ban on scrap plastic imports into India may be delayed until the end of August, giving the global plastics recycling industry some time to adapt. The Indian government on March 6 announced it will prohibit all scrap plastic imports, citing environmental concerns and an interest in bolstering domestic manufacturing. The ban is structured in a way that ends previous exemptions allowing businesses in certain designated economic development districts (often referred to as “units”) to import plastics. The initial press release omitted any details on when the ban would take effect, but some sources described the ban as […]

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