Even as India has been working towards curbing the use of single-use plastic, replacing it entirely is a herculean task. And, while it was believed that the problem is being solved with plastic being recycled, it’s a misunderstanding, says Narain.
The notion of ‘recyclable plastic’ created by the food processing industry and the lack of actionable data and information on plastic waste management is holding us back from knowing the inconvenient truth behind recyclable plastic, according to Narain. Watch the video to know more.
(Interviewed and produced by Manasi Phadnis; video edited by Nang Tanvi)