Plastic waste has become a significant source of pollution in India, the world's second-most populous country. Rapid economic growth has fuelled demand for goods that come with single-use plastic products, such as straws and disposable cutlery. But India, which uses about 14 million tons of plastic annually, lacks an organized system for managing plastic waste, leading to widespread littering. Streets across towns are littered with used plastic goods that eventually choke drains, rivers and oceans and also kill animals. The government has decided to set up control rooms to check any illegal use, sale, and distribution of single-use plastic products.
Source: Dhaka Tribune July 01, 2022 15:25 UTC