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Improving water supply could cut plastic pollution: IIT-K team

May 27, 2020 16:53 IST

A new report compiled by a team from IIT Kharagpur says that improving the water supply chain could significantly reduce plastic waste in oceans for developing countries. When water supply from pipelines is not fit for use, it increases the dependence on plastic bottles. What may be a mindless luxury for rich countries is a necessary evil for many in poorer or emerging economies. The paper was commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, which pointed out that access to safe and affordable drinking water will help in reducing a nation's plastic waste problem.