Delhi to outlaw plastic bags
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As an anti-plastic bag nazi and frequent traveller to India, this news item caught my attention today. This is not the first time the authorities in Delhi have shown some environmental leadership. It was the first city to introduce the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) for public transport in 1998 with startling results, and now it has introduced jail sentences of up to five years if people are caught using plastic bags!