THE WHOLE PICTURE According to the Press Information Bureau (2016) India generates 62 million tons of waste every year - out of which 5.6 million tons is plastic waste.
60% The percentage of waste India recycles annually.
90% of PET bottles used in India get recycled.
1 Ton of plastic can produce 650 litres of diesel.
It’s Not An Ideal World According to the Press Information Bureau (2016) India generates 62 million tons of waste every year - out of which 5.6 million tons is plastic waste. (Government figures). In an ideal world, every material produced is either capable of being fully consumed, or used multiple times for different applications, without there being any non-biodegradable residue. This is circular economy.But we don’t live in an ideal world. The irresponsible disposal and inefficient waste management systems have destroyed the value of plastics in the industry.Circular economy is the way forward for prosperity as it is important that growth is accompanied by resource efficiency. In essence, we must work towards recycling and elimination of waste to reduce pressure on environment and stimulate innovation.
Living without plastics - easier said than done.Think about it for a moment - from alarm clocks to bikes, plastics have become an integral part of our lives.
Oceans - the depth of plastic pollutionIs plastic to be blamed or is it the human tendency to mindlessly dispose of single-use plastics?