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One-third of plastic waste generated daily remains uncollected: Javadekar

Nearly one-third of an estimated 30,000 tonnes of plastic waste generated daily remains uncollected, Union Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javdekar said on Friday and noted that the collection of this plastic was a key issue to address environmental concerns.The minister told the Lok Sabha that the uncollected waste spreads and remains in such a state for years which chokes drains and even reaches the sea. India generates 25,000 to 30,000 tonnes plastic waste every day and only one-third of it is collected, he said.The minister said he will be calling a meeting of state environment ministers next month for better implementation of plastic waste management rules which were notified in 2016.He said under them event organisers have the responsibility to collect the waste and give it to the recycler. If rules need to be changed, we can discuss, he said.The minister said plastic has become a big problem. In India, the average plastic consumption is 11 kg and it is 110 kg in the .


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