At least 30 kilograms of plastic can be found from the stomach of every cow or buffalo which dies in India, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said , adding that a ‘plastic carry-bag free India’ campaign would be soon launched.
“Every day, 15,000 tonnes of plastic waste is generated in the country. Only 9000 tonnes (of the total) get collected. So we have plastic heaps…all over the villages also. They will remain there for hundreds of years like carbon dioxide”, the Minister said.