Air India to stop using single-use plastic on flights

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MUMBAI: Debt-ridden Air India said Thursday (Aug 29) it will stop using single-use plastic and replace packaging with eco-friendly paper and ...

MUMBAI: Debt-ridden Air India said Thursday it will stop using single-use plastic and replace packaging with eco-friendly paper and wooden cutlery, as the government ramps up its"clean India" mission.

Single-use plastics such as cutlery and pouches will then be removed from flights in two stages from Oct 2 and replaced by paper or wooden versions. Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday also urged shoppers to replace plastic bags with cloth ones - which could last 10 years - to protect the environment.

In this photograph taken on May 12, 2018, an Indian rickshaw puller transports empty plastic bottles in Amritsar. The financial capital Mumbai last year banned the use of disposable plastic items such as bags, cutlery, cups and bottles under a certain size. Local authorities implemented fines for first-time offenders.

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