Story | Global Plastic Pollution Crisis: International Dialogues
Insights, Challenges, and the Road Ahead with MC13 and International Dialogues
by Sunita Mishra
In a world grappling with the menace of an exponentially expanding waste ecosystem, driven by relentless urbanization, economic growth, and shifting consumption patterns, plastic waste emerges as a formidable contributor to an unsustainable surge in global waste generation.
Data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reveals a startling reality – global plastic consumption has quadrupled over the last few decades, with predictions indicating that global plastic waste will nearly triple by 2060. This alarming trend poses a significant challenge for countries worldwide, including India.