Let’s play little game friends. Take a look around your house… just your kitchen maybe. Make a list of things you see around you and also make a note of what each one is made of. At the end of your task you will see that most things around you are all made of plastic.
Plastic is one of the wonderful inventions of 20th Century. Plastics have practically replaced almost every traditional packaging material like paper, cloth and other metals because of cost of convenience.
Plastic items have definitely made life more convenient and hassle free but the flipsides of plastic cannot be overlooked.
The “Throw away culture” that has become a mentality of our plastic generation results in plastic bags (most commonly used) finding their way into the city’s drainage system causing environmental hazards… maintaining of drainage, invitation to water borne diseases, danger of animals and marine life consuming plastics, reduced rain water percolation, detoriation in quality of soil and soil fertility
Agrees and adds Virendra Jain, SWASTIK PLASTO (Sinnar), “I have been the plastic industry for a very long time. The quantum of solid waste is ever increasing due to increase in population, development and lifestyle changes. In Nashik itself, plastic itself makes upto 85% from the total waste. Imagine the collective plastic waste generated by an entire state or even country altogether. Hence, Plastic recycling has become a buzzword in today’s world. With more and more plastic waste generated everyday, they need to be recycled effectively.”
The good news is that 90% plastic can be recycled and be put to good use. Plastic recycling is the process of reprocessing plastic that already has been used before and giving it some new reusable form. The steps followed in the plastic recycling are enumerated below:-
1. Collecting recyclable plastic waste,.
2. Categorizing the recyclable plastic waste,.
Processing the categorized plastic waste, accordingly into various raw materials and Manufacturing of new products from these raw materials.. Some of the products formed by the various plastic recycling process are tables, lumber, stationery items and many more durable products.
While speaking candidly to Page3 Nashik, Virendra Jain shared his ideas on coming up with a movement to help reduce plastic wastage and encourage recycling thus reducing the burden of plastic in urban waste. “In western countries people bifurcate waste while disposing it. Garbage is put into different bags according to the type of waste. Unfortunately that’s not the case in our country. Hence, the citizens of the country should take the responsibity to handle this waste effectively. The mentality that everything can be dumped into the dustbin should change. Just like we sell newspapers, plastic can be sold off too. Did you know that plastic waste of per family per month is as much as 30 kg? Furthermore, plastic can be sold at good rates of around Rs. @20 /kg.”
So friends, as responsible citizens of Nashik, lets vouch to take a step towards making our planet a better and safer place to live in.
Use government authorizes Carry bags , try to get in touch with origination who can help you in recycle, Holiday seasons are near lots of packing and shopping is on edge make sure to use Recycle Plastic.