What goes around comes around: Why India urgently needs a resource efficiency policy

India is second only to China in material consumption. However, compared to the rest of the world, its recycling rates are low and resource extraction very high. With a growing economy, India's resource use would reach unsustainable levels with high import dependence, material extraction, and waste generation. An integrated resource efficiency policy can help address these issues. TERI has submitted a reference report for a national resource efficiency policy to the Government of India, which has in turn prepared a draft policy.

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Click here to see TERI's full reference report submitted to the MOEF&CC.

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