Plastic, with its exclusive qualities is now a serious worldwide environmental and health concern, essentially due to its nonbiodegradable nature. More than 50% of the plastic waste
generated in the country is recycled and used in the manufacture of various plastic products.The waste characteristics are expected to change due to urbanization, increased commercialization and standard of living. The present trend indicates that the paper and plastics content will increase while the organic content will decrease. The ash and earth content is also expected to decrease mainly due to an increase in the paved surface. Although content is expected to decrease, the material will still be amenable to biodegradation and the calorific value will continue to be unsuitable for incineration.In keeping with the present practices and estimates of waste
generation, around 90% of the generated wastes are land filled requiring around 1200 hectare of land every year with an average depth of 3 m. Due to rapid urbanization land use regulation and completing demands for available land, it is desirable that adequate land be earmarked at the
planning stage itself for solid waste disposal. The larger quantities of solid waste and higher degree of urbanization will necessitate better management involving a higher level of expenditure on manpower and equipment. The various sources of generation of plastics wastes include:
Household such as (Carry bags, Pet bottles, Containers, Trashbags), Health and Medicare(Disposable syringes, Glucose bottles, Blood and urine bags, Intravenous tubes, Catheters,
Surgical gloves), Hotel and Catering (Packaging items, Mineral water bottles, Plastic plates, cups, spoons) Air/Rail Travel(Mineral water bottles, Plastic plates, cups, spoons, Plastic bags) .