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Single-use plastic ban: Manufacturers fear cotton earbud economy could collapse

Updated : September 24, 2019 07:54 AM IST

With earbuds featuring on the list of 12 items proposed to be banned by the government in the first phase, manufacturers are worried that the industry could collapse. 
According to the industry, cotton earbuds are negligible contributors to plastic litter as compared to the other items that come under the single-use plastic umbrella.
The industry is seeking about three years to find an indigenous solution and transition to a biodegradable alternative.
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