The Growing Solid Waste Problem in India
Plastic pollution stems from the mismanagement of municipal solid waste to a global-scale crisis demanding our immediate attention. The alarming situation in India is that the country has reached the capacity of producing 58 tonnes of solid waste annually.
While India is on a trajectory of exponential growth, with increased production of approximately 390 million tonnes of solid waste by 2030 and over 540 million tonnes by 2050, as projected by the World Bank, the country is trying to come up with a solution for it.
Even the fact that India’s packaging industry, which mainly relies on single-use plastics (SUP) and multi-layered plastic (MLP) packaging, remains in the fifth spot internationally demonstrates the rapid expansion of the plastics industry in our nation. This only exacerbates the seriousness of the situation, and It is crucial to take immediate and coordinated action to address this critical issue and protect our environment and India’s future.
Refuel with Recykal: A Promising Solution
Collaboration for Social Entrepreneurship
A Simplified Process
The Resultant Impact
Amid this symphony of environmental problems, let’s harmonise our efforts and work towards a sustainable future as we embrace the theme of World Environment Day 2023, “Solutions to Plastic Pollution”. By working together, we can create positive change, one refuel at a time. We can turn waste into something useful and fuel our drive for a better, more environment-friendly future.