Kerala’s Kannur is India's first plastic-free district

A district in Kerala has set an example for others by becoming the first plastic-free district in the country in just a few months.

The Kannur district has been declared free of plastic disposables and carry-bags early this year.

The campaign to become free of plastic was launched in Kannur last year. The use of plastic carry-bags was replaced by handloom-made bags.

Local authorities worked together to put a ban on the use of plastic carry bags and disposable articles like plates and cups.

Businesses have also started using handloom-made bags and paper boxes instead of plastics.

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