The Ways To Minimize the Plastic Wastage in Sri Lanka

Plastic occupies significant and unique influence on the Sri Lankan economy and every field of human activities today, such as packaging, transportation, manufacturing of household, agriculture, piping, electronic goods, medical, furniture, heat insulation, and day to day items. Globally 80% of thermoplastics is being consumed. Under this consumption 37 %, 36%, 21 %,1.9 % used in packaging, electrical electronic automobile sectors, building sectors and agriculture sector respectively[1]. The pivotal reasons for its prominent place are due to properties such as safe, hygienic, lightweight, non-breakability, good shelf life, optimum impact resistance, resistance to microbes, ability to penetrate light, low energy consumption, and product loss during transportation. In Sri Lanka, two hundred thousand metric tons of raw plastic is being imported. Among that vast amount, seventy percentage have been utilized, and the rest of them are being exported. Western province solely producing three thousand five hundred metric tons of plastic solid waste.