Plastics have become a part of our lives, lifestyles and our environment – omnipresent, undying, and threatening to swamp this world completely. A recent study says the global production of plastics increased by 79 per cent between the years 2000 and 2015, and that 80 per cent of all the plastics ever produced continues to remain in the environment
How do we surmount this seemingly unsurmountable problem? To begin doing that, we need to clearly understand the life-cycle of plastic. We need to get a grip on the plastic pollution challenge from the perspective of the different stakeholders who are integral to the landscape – from the petroleum-petrochemical and plastic industry to the recycling sector. This report is an effort to do just that, and come up with a viable set of actions that might help in turning the tide.