Lakshadweep islands are beautiful and small in size with limited carrying capacity. A large quantity of this material is, often, consigned to open sea by way of its disposal. As a consequence, it will go into the lagoon area and sea and choke to death the coral and marine life. In Lakshadweep the uses of single use plastic had immensely increased in all the respects in spites of the ban to use in Lakshadweep Islands.
Considering the above seriousness and consequence. The Administration of U.T. of Lakshadweep prohibited import and or use of polythene and plastic materials for packing and carrying of consumer goods in the whole of the U.T of Lakshadweep with effected from 01.08.1998 as per Lakshadweep Sanitation and Conservancy Bye law 1998.