EXPLAINER-Plastic sachets: As big brands cashed in, a waste crisis spiraled - News Summed Up

EXPLAINER-Plastic sachets: As big brands cashed in, a waste crisis spiraled


"We discovered that wealth lies in rural India, and we reached out to the wider market base," he said, referencing the shampoo sachets. By the turn of the century, nearly 70% of all shampoo sold in India came in sachets, academic C.K. Now, 855 billion plastic sachets are sold every year, enough to cover the entire surface of Earth, according to London-based environmental group A Plastic Planet. Critics say companies charge the poor a premium because products sold this way are more expensive by volume than bigger packages. Often sold in countries without proper waste collection, these single-use sachets end up as litter, clogging waterways and harming wildlife.


Source: The Star June 23, 2022 04:26 UTC



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