India's waste disposal
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India’s waste management system needs an overhaul

The rapid increase in urbanization has been giving rise to an all new problem. Urban India currently generates well over 62 million tonnes of waste each year and most of it ends up untreated and toxic in landfills. A lot of this waste is made up of hazardous e-waste and plastic along with biomedical waste that shot up in the last couple of years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Improper and unscientific disposal of these can have some serious repercussions for both the environment and human life. According to a 2014 Planning Commission report, the volume of waste being generated in the country could swell to as much as 165 million tonnes by 2030.

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