New Delhi: A day after India unveiled a new ban on disposable ashtray products, it seems the government is planning a similar move for glass products, with a ban on use in indoor spaces for at least the next two years.
The ban on glass products comes as the government aims to make it easier for people to dispose of waste and recyclables.
Glass is the third-largest source of waste after paper and pottery, according to the World Bank.
A recent report by the National Green Tribunal found that glass is an environmental pollutant and a source of particulate matter and sulphur dioxide.
The court has been hearing cases against companies that have violated the ban, but the ban has been widely praised by the Indian public.
The new ban is expected to be implemented from July 1.
The government has also made it mandatory for companies to install ashtrash receptacles on their buildings, where ashtras will not be allowed.
In an e-mailed statement, the Environment Ministry said it has been working on a proposal to ban ashtrains for a while.
It said it will submit the proposal to the Ministry of Environment and Forests by July 31.
The ministry did not specify what the proposal will look like.