Plastic as a material is not an issue, the issue is how to manage the waste of plastic. As per various surveys conducted, India generates 26000 tonnes of plastic waste every day from urban areas. Plastic waste has negative impact on the environment, especially on marine life, which comes from land based activities. Plastic is a unique material and its application ranges widely, from packaging of food items to medical and engineering equipment. The Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Rules, 2016 clearly state that Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) should monitor that nobody can use less than 50 microns thick plastic bags and not allow usage of recycled plastics for packing of food items including beverages. The Rules also require that local bodies should provide separate collection, storage, and processing of plastic waste in their areas.