Business Ticking plastic bomb: Why the ban is a painful but necessary step Updated : September 20, 2019 02:16 PM IST While India’s per-capita consumption of plastic at 11 kg per year is among the lowest in the world, the total volume generated is a mammoth 26,000 tonnes every day. There is a high possibility that almost 300,000-400,000 people working in these units could find themselves unemployed. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.