Understanding the Scenario of Single Use Plastic in the State of Goa By Pednekar Amisha R., Pereira Lourdes, Dessai Sailee, and Boro Raju


The global consumption of plastic is likely to be about 300 million tonnes per year in 2022. Eight million tonnes of which is micro plastics in oceans. Majority of this plastic waste is from Single-Use-Plastics (SUPs). This happens mainly due to the sharp rise in the ‘throw-away’ culture of SUPs. Unfortunately, about 30% of plastics gets recycled. This work aimed at understanding the current scenario of awareness as well as steps taken towards fighting SUP in the state of Goa. Through this survey-based study we realised that, although there is awareness about plastic at large, not many understand the concept of SUP. 97% realise the harmful effects of plastic use, 88% believe the use of plastic needs to be minimised. However only about half of the surveyed individuals make efforts to reduce the use of plastic.

Keywords: SUP, single use plastic, plastic, non-degradable, environment.

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