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.


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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