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Smug and surging

If the annual plastic consumption in India rose by as little as one kilogramme per capita, the total demand would increase by about one million tonnes. The plastic industry looks forward to encashing this market potential. High profits and increasing demand ensure it grows exponentially

"It took us (India) 30 years to consume the first one million tonnes of plastics. The second million tonnes were consumed in only five years. By 2007 we will consume seven million tonnes per annum.'