Indiscriminate littering of unskilled recycling/reprocessing and non-biodegradability of Plastic Waste raises the following environmental issues: • During the polymerization process fugitive emissions are released. • During product manufacturing various types of gases are released. • Indiscriminate dumping of plastic waste on land makes the land infertile due to its barrier properties. • Burning of plastics generates toxic emissions such as Carbon Monoxide, Chlorine, Hydrochloric Acid, Dioxin, Furans, Amines, Nitrides, Styrene, Benzene, 1, 3- butadiene, CCl4, and Acetaldehyde. • Lead and Cadmium pigments, commonly used in LDPE, HDPE, and PP as additives are toxic and are known to leach out. • Non-recyclable plastic wastes such as multilayer, metalized pouches, and other thermoset plastic pose disposal problems. • Sub-standard plastic carry bags, packaging films (<40µ), etc. pose problems in collection and recycling.