Karnataka ban on plastic use stumps quick service restaurants like Cafe Coffee Day, McDonald’s, KFC



The article refers to the recent ban by the Indian State Government on serving and packing fresh food using the Plastic materials. This ban is in response to the rampant use of plastic packaging material by Fast Food and Take Away Restaurants resulting in large stockpiles of plastic trash across the city.


Topics include Externalities, Marginal private Cost, Marginal Social Cost, and Negative Externalities of Consumption, Sustainable Development and Market failure. Explain using the diagrams for Negative Externalities of Consumption and Government Intervention to address the Negative Externalities.


Evaluation will include impact on restaurant owners, consumers and society in general. Compare the social costs of the negative externalities versus the need for Government Intervention in short term and long term.