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India- 1st Country in Asia to Launch a Plastics Pact

Published on September 08, 2021
Current Context: India has become the first country in Asia to launch a Plastics Pact.
India- 1st Country in Asia to Launch a Plastics Pact
  • The plastic pact is a platform that aims to promote a circular system for plastics.
  • It was launched by the British High Commissioner to India, Alexander Ellis at the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) Sustainability Summit.
  • The Plastics Pact launched by India is termed as ‘India Plastic Pact’.
  • The ‘India Plastic Pact’ is a joint initiative of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the World-Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF India).
  • It is supported by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) and WRAP which is a global NGO in the UK, and endorsed by the British High Commission in India.
  • It aims to frame the era in which plastic is valued and does not contribute to creating pollution.
  • It focuses on businesses to make the transition towards a circular economy for plastics by 2030.
  • The ‘India Plastic Pact’ will bring together businesses from the Indian Plastic chain and they will contribute towards a circular plastic system. They will keep the plastic in the country but will make sure that it does not harm the environment.
  • They will focus on the reduction, recycle and reuse of plastics.
  • The ‘India Plastic Pact’ will also help to create job opportunities and investment in the sector.

Question: 

Q.1 Which is the 1st country in Asia to launch Plastic Pact?
a. Singapore
b. India
c. Japan 
d. Indonesia
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