Environment

India’s war on waste: the forgotten casualties

With the second largest population in the world, India is one of the greatest contributors to the global waste crisis.

As the world watches, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a plastic ban in 2018, with the intention of ridding the country of all single-use plastics by 2022.

But sweeping statements and false promises fall short for those most affected by the crisis.

Who is being left behind? Charlotte Wooldridge investigates.