Q.3 Plastic waste is one of the major sustainability challenges that impact societies. In light of this, assess the challenge posed by the issue of plastic waste in India and suggest the way forward to deal with the challenge. (15 Marks)

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  • https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/a-circular-economy-for-plastic/article35825072.ece
  • In the intro, mention the figures about plastic waste generation in India.
  • In the body, mention the impact of plastic waste such as contribution to greenhouse gas emission, land pollution, leaching of toxic chemicals in groundwater etc. In suggestion, mention the India Plastic Pact, and steps such as phasing out the products that cannot be recycled, baning carry bags, defining single-use plastic clearly, making rules and guidelines for Extended Producer Responsibility etc.
  • Conclude by mentioning the address the challenge while keeping the interest of stakeholders in mind.
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Sehaj Singh
Sehaj Singh
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