‘3.46 million tonnes of plastic waste generated in 2019-20’

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According to Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, approximately 3.46 million tonnes per annum (TPA) of plastic waste were generated in 2019-20.

According to him, approximately 1.58 million TPA of the plastic waste was recycled, and 0.16 million TPA was co-processed in cement kilns. The Minister was referring to the Central Pollution Control Board’s annual report for 2019-20.

Plastic litter collected from beaches ranges from 40% to 96%, according to another study conducted by the National Center for Coastal Research, the Minister said.

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