(AP)—The government of India's capital is hoping that a strict ban on plastic bags will help the environment.
An engineer with Delhi's government says that starting next week, the manufacture and sale of all types of plastic sheets and bags will be banned in the city, citing their environmental dangers.
In 2009, Delhi banned the use of plastic shopping bags, but authorities have had little success enforcing the ban.
Plastic bags also pose a risk to the thousands of cows that roam the city and end up swallowing them while foraging for food in Delhi's open garbage dumps.
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