In 2002, Bangladesh was the first country in the world to ban the thinnest plastic bags after they caused huge floods during torrential rains.
China and Taiwan have similar regulations.
In India, dIn India, many initiatives have emerged to ban single-use plastic bags or disposable plastic cups: in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttarakhand and Karnataka State. Implementation remains difficult, however (37).
In Thailand, in January 2018, the authorities issued a ban on smoking and discarding cigarette butts at 24 out of 357 beaches in the country (54).
In Bombay and Maharashtra State, since March 2018, it has been forbidden to buy and sell disposable plastic, and also to own or use it (57).