Articles by Apurupa Gorthi

Apurupa Gorthi is a researcher in urban sustainability. Her work spans energy efficiency, green cooling, and waste management. She enjoys interdisciplinary research in sustainable and inclusive development applied to urban ecosystems.

India’s single-use plastic (SUP) phaseout plan comes into effect in July 2022 banning plastic use in a variety of applications under the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules 2021. This is not the first-time, however, that single use plastics have been banned in India. Following Prime Minister Modi’s pledge in 2018 to eliminate SUPs, a slew of states and Union Territory (UT) governments passed orders and notifications to ban a variety of use-and-throw plastics. Today, most Indian states and UTs have some form of a ban on plastics; all of them have a ban on plastic carry bags. Plastic carry bags…

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