The civic body launched the drive from February 29, with an to make Mumbai free of single-use plastic by May 1 this year, in line with the Maharashtra government's recent announcement.
India, which uses about 14 million tonnes of plastic annually, lacks an organised system for management of plastic waste, leading to widespread littering.
A bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao issued notices to the Ministry of Environment and Forests and the poll panel while seeking their response within four weeks.
IDFC First Bank's Non-Executive Chairman Rajiv Lall, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance's Managing Director and Chief Executive N S Kannan, and mutual funds' association AMFI's Chief Executive N S Venkatesh would be part of the panel, an official statement said.
Exports during April-September topped USD 4.32 billion, compared to USD 4.59 billion in the same period in the last financial year, down 5.9 per cent, according to Chairman of the Plastics Export Promotion Council (PLEXCONCIL), Ravish Kumath.
The road laid out has the maximum percentage of waste plastic used for paving bituminous roads in India
India is likely to impose a nationwide ban on plastic bags, cups, small bottles, straws and some types of sachets next month as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to reduce use of pollution-causing, single-use plastic.
Like many developing nations, Kenya has no recycling infrastructure; private companies collect unsorted household rubbish and truck it to enormous dumps.
Coca-Cola had announced that it has dropped plans to refranchise bottling in Africa, instead, it is opting to retain a majority stake in the operations for the time being.
Even the most recyclable plastic, PET -- or polyethylene terephthalate -- is only recycled at a rate of 20-30 per cent, with the rest typically going to incinerators or landfills, where the carbon-rich material takes centuries to decompose.
As many as 10 states have not furnished reports on plastic waste generation for the past two years.
Despite government efforts to cut pollution and carbon emissions from oil and gas, the Paris-based agency said it expected the rapid growth of emerging economies, such as India and China, to propel demand for petrochemical products.
To meet the challenges of providing alternative solutions to the packaging industry, NALCO would set up the manufacturing unit in the coming days, Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD of the Navaratna CPSE, said.
The ministry said it has been brought to its notice that during important events, the national flag made of plastic is used in place of paper flags.
Consumers will be able to return the plastic bottles after consumption and will be paid back according to the value printed on the bottles.
With the amendment, the use and manufacture of plastic below 50 micron and thermocol will be banned in a phased manner.
The state government today filed an affidavit saying it has formed two committees - an expert committee under the chairmanship of the Additional Chief Secretary and an implementation committee.
India's plastic exports grew by 17.1 percent to USD 8.8.85 billion during the year 2017-18, against the previous financial year boosted by higher shipment of raw materials and value-added products.
The new International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) co-authored analysis paper, released recently, warned that the 'plastic soup' contains toxic chemicals, which could pose risks to marine species and humans.
In a related development, the Bombay High Court today asked why the government wasn't offering the three-month exemption from the ban to end-users of PET bottles.
An official in the state environment department said the ban will cover plastic carry bags, thermocol and plastic plates, cups, forks, bowls and spoons.
The petition claimed that the order was arbitrary and that it was passed without following the principles of natural justice.
India's export of these products accounts for less than two per cent in the international market.
The plan, presented here in a report by the WEF and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, observed that there could be "more plastics than fish (by weight) in the ocean by 2050 if no action is taken immediately".
"Plastic sector has the potential to become the number one industrial sector in the country," said Hansraj Ahir, the Minister of State, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers.