What is single-use plastic and why is it being banned?

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Nargish Rajpoot asked 30-Aug-2019 in Environment by Nargish Rajpoot

The single-use plastic ban is expected to cover six single-use plastic items initially including plastic bags, straws, cups, plates, small bottles and certain types of sachets.

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Saddiya  Anwar answered 5 days ago by Saddiya Anwar
Plastics like plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, soda and water bottles and most food packaging are exploiting the earth at fast pace. These type of items are used only before they are thrown away or recycled.
What is single-use plastic and why is it being banned?

Plastic waste management is a global concern.
The single-use plastic ban is expected to cover six single-use plastic items initially including plastic bags, straws, cups, plates, small bottles and certain types of sachets. The ban covers manufacturing, usage and import of such items. 
Plastic faces problems in recycling 
The nature of petroleum based disposable plastic makes it difficult to recycle. New virgin materials and chemicals are added to make it done. Additionally there are a limited number of items that recycled plastic can be used. 
What is single-use plastic and why is it being banned?
As plastic is not biodegradable waste it is moved to landfills to get buried or it finds the way to get into the ocean. Although plastic will not biodegrade (decompose into natural substance like soil,) it will degrade (break down) into tiny particles after many years. In the process of breaking down, it releases toxic chemicals (additives that were used to shape and harden the plastic) which make their way into our food and water supply.
We give birth to hundreds of millions of tons of plastic every year, most of which cannot be recycled. According to single-use plastic theme we need to use less plastic, move towards environmentally sustainable products and services and come up with technology that recycles plastic more efficiently.

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