Incentivising collection key to Plastic Waste Management
In India, the plastic industry is among the fastest-growing markets, owing to its use in a wide variety of sectors such as the automotive, construction, electronics, healthcare, and textile sectors. It is expected that this growth would be further driven by initiatives such as 'Make-in-India', 'Skill India', and 'Digital India' among others. But, we are faced with a paradox-the same plastic that is powering our economy is also grossly polluting our environment. There is no organised process to deal with the 15,342 tonnes of plastic waste generated each day. We need to enhance the effectiveness of collecting used plastic and reusing or recycling it, so as to achieve better economic and environmental outcomes.