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India's Prime Minister Announces Plan To Eliminate Single-Use Plastic By 2022


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On Tuesday, Narendra Modi, India's prime minister, announced a plan for the country to completely eliminate all single-use plastic by 2022, the Guardian reports. The decision was revealed at a World Environment Day summit hosted by the PM in New Delhi. 

Countries around the world have been making similar pledges, but India has one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and 1.3 billion people.