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India produces 25k tonnes of plastic waste everyday, 40% uncollected: Govt

Demand of plastic in the country has significantly surged due to increased usage in FMCG sector which has led to a challenge in plastic waste management.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

According to the Central Pollution Control Board, India generates over 26,000 metric tonnes every day of plastic waste of which 6 per cent is MLP
According to the Central Pollution Control Board, India generates over 26,000 metric tonnes every day of plastic waste of which 6 per cent is MLP

India generates more than 25,000 tonnes of everyday, 40 per cent of which remains uncollected and littered in the environment, the Centre informed the Lok Sabha on Friday.

In a written response to a question in the Lower House, Union Environment Minister said the demand of plastic has increased significantly due its increased use in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector, which has indirectly resulted into the challenge of management.

First Published: Fri, November 22 2019. 14:50 IST
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