300m tonnes Plastic ends up in global waste basket every year

ISLAMABAD: Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Inger Andersen on Wednesday said each year 400 million tonnes of plastic products were generated out of which 300 million tonnes ended up in the global wastebasket recklessly, creating a big hazard for the environment.
She was delivering a lecture on ‘Environmental governance in addressing plastic pollution and the role of CSOs’ here at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).
Andersen said the use of plastic has done to us ease in our day-to-day activities.
“UNEP is not anti-plastic but anti-plastic in the environment,” she said, adding that once the plastic is part of the economy, it should be kept in the cycle rather than being used once and then disposed of where it ends up in landfills, marine, and water bodies as well as in low-lying urban vicinities. –Agencies