Indian workers pick up plastic waste and trash during a clean-up drive on Versova beach in Mumbai. Photo: AFP

9.4 million tonnes every year: Narendra Modi aims to fix India’s plastic scourge

  • India has a low per capita consumption of plastic of 11kg a year, compared to 109kg in the US, but much of it is not properly disposed of and eventually makes its way into the food chain
  • Lobby groups worry the plastic crackdown will hurt jobs and push up costs in a slowing economy
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Indian workers pick up plastic waste and trash during a clean-up drive on Versova beach in Mumbai. Photo: AFP
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