Plastic Waste Crisis: What India Can Learn From Other Countries Around The World
According to The World Economic Forum study done on plastic pollution, if plastic pollution continues to rise then oceans will have more plastics than fish by 2050. India's contribution to plastic waste that is dumped into the world's oceans every year is a massive 60%. India generates around 56 lakh tonnes of plastic waste annually, where Delhi alone accounts for 9,600 metric tonnes per day.
To reduce the plastic menace, the National Green Tribunal suggested a ban on disposable plastic like cutlery, bags and other plastic items. However, no law has been in place to implement the same. Currently in India, there is only one law that is in place - No manufacturer or vendor can use a plastic bag which is below 50 microns as thinner bags pose a major threat to the environment due to its non-disposability. Here's what India can learn from some of the other countries in the world to tackle the plastic menace.