In financial year 2019, with over 400 thousand metric tons of plastic waste, Maharashtra generated the maximum amount of plastic waste in India. On the other hand, the north-eastern states such as Sikkim, Mizoram, and Tripura contributed the least to plastic waste generation.
Which state produces maximum plastic waste India?
Goa leads India in the per capita production of plastic waste in India at 61.2 gm per day, followed by Delhi and Chandigarh, said a report on the state of plastic waste by the Centre for Science and Environment released in Delhi on Thursday.
Where does the plastic waste in India come from?
The massive generation of plastic waste in India is due to rapid urbanization, spread of retail chains, plastic packaging from grocery to food and vegetable products, to cosmetics and consumer items.
When was plastic banned in India?
MODI’S PLAN SINCE 2018. In June 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that India will eliminate all single-use plastics in the country by 2022.
How harmful is plastic?
Plastic affects human health.
Toxic chemicals leach out of plastic and are found in the blood and tissue of nearly all of us. Exposure to them is linked to cancers, birth defects, impaired immunity, endocrine disruption and other ailments.
Which country has zero garbage?
Sweden is aiming for zero waste. This means stepping up from recycling to reusing. It is early morning, and 31-year-old Daniel Silberstein collects his bike from the storeroom in his block of flats, but not before he has separated out his empty cartons and packaging into the containers in the shared basement.
Who are the biggest plastic polluters?
Coca Cola, Pepsico and Nestle are named the most polluting companies in the world, for the third time in a row. In fact, the amount of plastic waste generated by Coca Cola, 13,834 pieces across 51 countries, was more than the waste collected by Pepsico and Nestle combined.