How E-RUPI could facilitate recycling of plastic and improve waste management
The environment minister has stated that India will, in another couple of decades, generate nearly thrice the waste it currently does--“165 million tonnes by 2030 and 450 million tonnes by 2050”. Only 22-28% of the waste now collected is processed or treated.
Given that waste collection is an informal sector, it is hard to quantify how much waste is collected in this manner. Rough indicators are: 75-80% of the waste generated in India is collected by municipal bodies, more than 90% of India do not have a proper waste disposal system.