There are many surprising ways in which plastics can help to fight the effects of climate change. Here are some of them.
- Many southeast Asian countries have taken measures like subsidizing the plastic recycling companies and imposing a tax on plastic. However, PDUSM and industry observers feel that Southeast Asia can become the new possible plastic recycling hub.
- After China’s ban on plastic import, Malaysia has become a leading alternative destination for plastic recycling. With this, unlicensed recycling factories mushroomed leading to environmentally harmful methods of plastic disposal.
- Internally, India recycles much more plastic waste than other richer countries. According to an estimate India produces 26000 tonnes of plastic waste daily and collects 15000 tonnes.
- Despite the belief that recycling is a good practice, PDUSM believes in focussing on reducing plastic usage.