State of waste: plastics

India generates around 25,940 tonnes of plastic waste a day, of which Delhi contributes the largest share (689.52 tonnes a day).

By Rajit Sengupta, Kiran Pandey
Last Updated: Thursday 14 June 2018 | 10:11:28 AM

State of waste plastic



And even though 94 per cent of the plastic is recyclable, the recycling sector is largely unorganised and incapable of handling the volume

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