India, April 18 -- Around 97% of plastic waste created in Eritrea is mismanaged

Due to poor waste management practices, 81 countries which include 44 African nations and India classified as 'low waste producing polluters'-contribute to plastic pollution.

Around 97 per cent of plastic waste created in Eritrea is mismanaged, making the African country with the poorest plastic waste management practices in the world, a new report showed.

In 2024, around 90,954 tonnes of plastic waste was estimated to be mismanaged in the African country, out of around 93,444 tonnes produced in 2024.

The Mismanaged Waste Index (MWI) in the 2024 Plastic Overshoot Day (POD) Report by Swiss non-profit EA Earth Action has listed the nation as one of 42 Africa...