Authors: Aakriti Mathur; Kanwal D.P. Singh
Addresses: University School of Law and Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Dwarka, New Delhi, India ' University School of Law and Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Dwarka, New Delhi, India
Abstract: Ever-increasing demand for single-use or disposable plastics has contributed to generation of large amounts of plastic waste. Pollution caused by these single use plastics has become a subject of international debate. This paper discusses and evaluates international and national framework to combat plastic pollution. The methodology adopted in this research paper is empirical by collection of primary data through a questionnaire consisting of 20 questions administered to a random sample of 108 respondents in the age group of 18-67 years, selected from urban population. On the basis of the study of the global practices relating to plastic waste as well as analysis of data, suggestions have been made for improvement of the Indian framework relating to plastic waste.
Keywords: sustainable consumption; plastic pollution awareness; plastic consumption behaviour; single use plastic; plastic waste management; plastic waste in India; plastic waste rules.
World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2021 Vol.17 No.6, pp.723 - 741
Received: 06 Nov 2019
Accepted: 11 May 2020
Published online: 22 Oct 2021 *