Published on: September 6, 2021


PLASTICS PACT What is in news : India has become the first Asian Country to launch a Plastics pact

Culemborg Details :

  • Developed by World-Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF India) in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
  • Promote a circular system for plastics.
  • Launched by British High Commissioner to India, Alexander Ellis.
  • Will bring together prominent enterprises on a national level in order to make pledges for the creation of a circular plastics system.
  • Aim of the pact : Keeping plastic packaging in the economy and out of natural environment.
  • Time-bound targets of reducing, innovating and re-imagining plastic packaging.
  • Define a list of unnecessary or problematic plastic packaging & items and take measures to address these problems with the help of redesign and innovation, by 2030.
  • 100 per cent of plastic packaging will be made reusable or recyclable, 50 per cent of plastic packaging will be effectively recycled and 25 per cent average recycled content will be made across all plastic packaging.