Chennai is second in the generation of plastic waste nationally.

India dumps 56 lakh tonnes of plastic waste every year.

Plastic waste generated every day in major cities:

New Delhi: 690 tonnes

Chennai: 429 tonnes

Kolkata: 426 tonnes

Mumbai: 408 tonnes

My Chennai My Right, an inititative by The Hindu

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