Tonnes of trash

Chennai is second in the generation of plastic waste nationally.

August 07, 2013 12:04 pm | Updated November 27, 2021 06:54 pm IST

A scene in Chintadripet. Photo: R. Ragu

A scene in Chintadripet. Photo: R. Ragu

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

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