Circular Economy for Plastics in India: A Roadmap

Year of Publication

2021

This report identifies opportunities across the entire value chain of plastics with a specific focus on the downstream issues of avoiding waste and fostering reuse and recycle of plastics. It also provides a roadmap to achieving circularity in India.

Source:

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Author(s):

Shilpi Kapur Bakshi, Mehar Kaur, Shweta Gautam

Geography:

India

Type:

Primary and secondary data, Strategy

Purpose of Measurement:

Solution Sets and Impact Potential, Understanding the Proble

Impact theme(s):

Material Flows, Policy

This report identifies opportunities across the entire value chain of plastics with a specific focus on the downstream issues of avoiding waste and fostering reuse and recycle of plastics. It also provides a roadmap to achieving circularity in India. This report, identifies the key demand and supply-side potential across the entire value chain for fostering circularity in plastics and includes a specific focus on the downstream issues on reducing, reusing, and recycling plastics. It aims to decouple plastics production from virgin fossil feedstock, incentivize use of recycled plastics to substitute virgin plastics, encourage responsible design, and strengthen and expand plastic recycling and reutilization.