India has a huge plastic waste problem – 25,940 tonnes every day to be exact! Either we can keep complaining about the piling up of plastic waste on our streets or do something about it. One way to solve the mounting problem is to turn it into an opportunity. Most of the plastic waste which is generated can be recycled and can become raw material for producing anything from containers to apparels.
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Over the years, India is emerging as one of the world leaders when it comes to plastic recycling.
According to a study by scientists from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) – National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), in India, 65% of used PET bottles are recycled at registered facilities, 15% in the unorganized sector and 10% is reused at homes.