Economy Kerala to ban single-use plastic products from January 1, 2020 Updated : November 21, 2019 09:10 PM IST Plastic carry bags and sheets, cooling films, plastic plates, cups, thermocol and Styrofoam-based fancy items and others have been banned. The government also decided to initiate legal action against those who defy the ban under the Environment Protection Act, 1986. District Collectors, Sub-Divisional Magistrates, Pollution Control Board-appointed officials are authorised to take action against the violators. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.