India revises directive on single-use plastics

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The Indian Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) has issued Addendum No.1 to its earlier DGS Order No. 5 of 2019 on the carriage, use and discharge of single-use plastics and, the subsequent revision of its implementation schedule for the order permitting all ships to continue operating in Indian waters and ports and, discharge plastic waste to port reception facilities in accordance with MARPOL Annex V. The addendum is intended to ease implementation of the prohibition order through a phased in approach over 2020, and to provide clarity with respect to the definition of Single Use Plastics.  As part its efforts, DGS issued a notice stating that its seeks comments on proposed mandatory requirements concerning port reception facilities for the delivery of waste from ships and disposal of such wastes. Comments must be received by 20 January.

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