A lot of things have been said on Plastic and Plastic Pollution, but how much of it is accurate? Which parts? Is there another side to the story?

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Plasticulture – planting under plastic

Know everything about the usage of plastics in agriculture, horticulture, water and food management.

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Recycling in India. Achievements and Challenges.

In spite of being an environmentally conscious nation, waste management in India is fraught with challenges.

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Frequently asked questions

According to the United Nations, around 60 percent of plastic waste in India is recycled. Just 9 percent of all plastic waste produced globally has been recycled.

Close to 15,000 tons every day to fulfill all industrial and consumer needs. Last year it was ~18 million tons / year

About eight percent of total solid waste in India is plastic, according to data published by Indian government.

Mechanical recycling involves sorting, cleaning and shredding plastic to make pellets that can then be fashioned into other products. This approach works very well if plastic wastes are sorted according to their chemical composition. Chemical recycling, turns plastic into an energy carrier or feedstock for fuels. The two processes used to do this are: gasification and pyrolysis.



The Indian Centre for Plastics in the Environment (ICPE) was set up on the recommendation of a Task Force constituted by The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF) to help sustain an environment friendly image of plastics by highlighting the positive role of plastics in conserving resources and its 100% recyclability.

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