Let's have a look at some plastic facts
Majority of our nation is accustomed to using single-use disposables in the name of convenience with no afterthought of the severe environmental consequences that follow.
Millions of plastic bottles are being purchased every minute, in fact, India’s plastic waste generation has more than doubled in the past 5 years without a conscious system of production, consumption and disposal of it in place.
About 40% of the plastic being produced globally is discarded immediately after one use and although recycling the plastic is one way to remove it from the landfills, only 9% of it is recycled.
India produces approximately 26,000 tonnes of plastic per day and about 9.46 million tonnes of plastic per annum, majority of which is single use plastic.
According to reports, about 60% of the segregated waste that is collected from India in particular is recycled every year. Although switching from single use items to compostable items seems more sustainable in the long run, these products also take time to break down and pile up as waste in the meantime.
We need to ensure that there is a circular system to phase out the single use items and the simplest way to start is by switching to reusable products!