Plastic ban goes soft within a week

State government issues notification giving e-commerce companies three months for the shift; PET bottles allowed if they buyback, recycle and look for alternatives.

Following what sources said was intense lobbying by multinational companies and plastic industry, the state government has relaxed rules for single-use plastic ban just a week after threatening stringent enforcement. Not only will e-commerce companies be allowed to use plastic packaging for three more months, PET and PETE bottles used for packaged drinking water can also be sold.