Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Generation of plastic waste

Posted On: 27 JUL 2023 3:42PM by PIB Delhi

Unmanaged and littered plastic waste including plastic packaging waste has adverse impacts on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, provides the statutory framework for plastic waste management in an environmentally sound manner throughout the country. Considering the adverse effect of littered single use plastic items on terrestrial, aquatic and marine ecosystems, the Ministry notified the Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021, on 12th August 2021, prohibiting identified single use plastic items, which have low utility and high littering potential, from 1st July 2022. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has also notified the Guidelines on the Extended Producer Responsibility for plastic packaging vide Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2022, on 16th February, 2022.

As per Annual report of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on the implementation of Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, the plastic waste generated in the country during the last five years are given below:

S. No.

Year

Plastic Waste Generated (Tonnes Per Annum- TPA)

  1.  

2016-17

1,568,714

  1.  

2017-18

660,787

  1.  

2018-19

3,360,043

  1.  

2019-20

3,469,780

  1.  

2020-21

4,126,997

 

The plastic waste generated state-wise and year-wise as per Central Pollution Control Board Annual reports have been provided in Annexure I.

The total Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) of registered producers, importers and brand owners for plastic packaging is around 3 million tonnes for the year 2022 – 23, under EPR Guidelines.  The EPR certificates generated by registered plastic waste processors after processing of plastic packaging waste including recycling is 2.5 million tonnes.

Annexure I

Year wise data for Plastic Waste Generation as per CPCB Annual Reports*

 

(* consolidated based upon information provided by State Pollution Control Board / Pollution Control Committee)

 

S. No.

States/UTs

 

 

 

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

  1.  

Andhra Pradesh

82863

NA

66314

46222

39626.45

  1.  

Arunachal Pradesh

NA

6

3787.37

2721

3755.9

  1.  

Assam

24030

NA

32277.87

24971

58765

  1.  

Bihar

2280

2280

68903.328

41365

74263.69

  1.  

Chhattisgarh

7300

NA

6000

32850

47450

  1.  

Goa

NA

NA

32580.52

26068

29441

  1.  

Gujarat

269294.88

269808

356873

408201

337693.96

  1.  

Haryana

23369.09

NA

68735.26

147734

185168

  1.  

Himachal Pradesh

255

NA

3672

13683

6206.78

  1.  

Jammu & Kashmir

NA

27870

34367.37

74826.33

51710.6

  1.  

Jharkhand

NA

NA

51454.53

43332

20263.45

  1.  

Karnataka

419600

NA

272776

296380

368080

  1.  

Kerala

NA

NA

133316

131400

120063.87

  1.  

Madhya  Pradesh

50457.07

61037

72327.39

121079

138483.58

  1.  

Maharashtra

21420.33

NA

409630

443724

311254

  1.  

Manipur

NA

24

12453.8

8293

10303

  1.  

Meghalaya

13.265

15.096

1263

5043

 

  1.  

Mizoram

NA

NA

13.306

7909

1514.51

  1.  

Nagaland

NA

14052.5

268.18

565

4785.94

  1.  

Odisha

6890.805

12092.205

90138.98

45339.4

51269.9

  1.  

Punjab

163423.4

54066.1

119414.64

92890

108332.06

  1.  

Rajasthan

NA

NA

104704.383

51966

66324.57

  1.  

Sikkim

102.7

NA

5.66

69

82.75

  1.  

Tamil Nadu

79114.792

NA

401091

431472

430107

  1.  

Telangana

NA

NA

183014.65

233655

472675

  1.  

Tripura

30

28.5

26.2

32

61.65

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

152492.6445

206733.4505

254401.8

161148

375950

  1.  

Uttarakhand

NA

NA

31093

25203

18647.75

  1.  

West Bengal

NA

NA

300236.12

300236

417925

  1.  

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

365

NA

1850

387

492.342

  1.  

Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu

NA

NA

1947.7

1948

4726

  1.  

Chandigarh

21516.75

12775

11715.4

6746

13107.15

  1.  

Lakshadweep

NA

NA

148

46

523.54

  1.  

Delhi NCR

232732

NA

224810

230525

345000

  1.  

Puducherry

9252.25

NA

8433

11753

12754

 

This information was given by Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

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