At a time when consecutive states in India have announced bans on plastic, Japan has offered a helping hand and shown interest in assisting India in waste management.

At an event in Mumbai on July 11, Consul General of Japan Ryoji Noda said that Japan was ready to support India in managing its waste, and would provide scientific and technical support. Japan has been one of the foremost international examples of successful waste management.

Noda: “If Mumbai creates 7,000 tonnes of urban waste every day, around 210,000 tonnes of waste is produced every month. Japan, which has recycled 85 percent of PET bottles, can help India in better handling the same.”

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Source: The Times of India