The ban on single-use plastic will take effect on July 1st.

Bihar State Pollution Control Board bans single-use plastics, such as ear buds, balloons, flags, and PVC cutlery items made of plastic and PVC banners . Plastic is now being used to damage the earths ecological balance and threaten aquatic life .

Patna, Apr.1, 2015: The Bihar State Pollution Control Board (BSPCB), under the Union ministry of environment, forest, and climate change, announced on Saturday that single-use plastics, such as ear buds, balloons, flags, and PVC cutlery items made of plastic and PVC banners have been completely banned from all malls, super markets, departmental shops, departmental stores, stockiest, and retailers.Even the state government has banned the production, export, distribution, storage, sale, and use of plastic carry bags of all sizes, regardless of their size and thickness, according to Navin Kumar, a BSPCB analyst.Plastic is now being used to damage the earth's ecological balance and threaten aquatic life, according to BSPCB scientist Arun Kumar, but the state government initially prohibited the use of plastic in 2018 but later decided to implement the same with effect on July 1, 2022, as suggested by the central government.

All the shop owners and dealers were required to help raise concerns about the detrimental effects of plastic.They were also encouraged to introduce alternative carry bags made of paper and cloth.