Every year 5th June is celebrated as World Environment Day throughout the world. This year the theme for this auspicious day has been selected to be THE PLASTIC FREE WORLD.
India is the host to this year’s World Environment Day.
On World Environment Day, Tamil Nadu has decided to ban single-use plastics such as polythene bags and bottles. The decision was announced by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami in the ongoing Assembly session.
The ban will come to effect from next year and essential goods such as milk, oil, and medicines have been exempted from the ban.
The State has already banned manufacture and use of plastic bags below 51 microns.