As India stares at single-use plastic ban, country's per capita consumption far behind world average
Updated : September 24, 2019 07:30 PM IST
An estimate by the ministry of petroleum and natural gas suggested that the annual per capita consumption in India would be 20 kilograms by 2022.
Just 15 percent of urban plastic is processed, while rest is dumped in landfills or reaches the ocean.
As per Ocean Conservancy’s International Cleanup report, cigarette butts were the most common pick-up at 1.9 billion.
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