Maharashtra plastic ban: Is your state plastic-free yet?

At the bustling Mira Road vegetable market, ask for 100 grams of ginger and the fragrant root comes in a see-through plastic bag. Vendors here whip out the coloured carriers without any hesitation as if it’s a show of defiance against the plastic ban in force in the state.

Head 44 kilometre south for Fort fish market. Customers have come prepared, with sturdier plastic boxes and metal containers, as they buy their favourite stock of mackerel, prawns, surmai and pomfrets.