The world environment day is being organized on 5th of June 2018 in India and the theme this time is to reduce plastic pollution. Plastic has many uses and reducing the use of plastic is a tough task to do. Nearly one third of the plastic packaging uses escapes collection systems. which eventually leads to clogging of drains and does a lot of harm to the environment.
USING THE PLASTIC FOR GOOD
The mumbai metro has recently been trying to by installing plastic bottles that will be sent for recycling to fibre manufacturing companies and is to be used as raw materials for clothing and carpets. The government has also has also banned all product packaging made out of plastics.
Improving waste management
A team of architects, Jai and Ketaki Bhadgaonkar, and local civic activist Mohit Ramle, have come up with a plan to improve the collection and management of plastic waste in Versova and to also benefit the Koli community economically. The first step in the process involves waste collection, after segregation it will be sent to Dharavi for recycling and reuse. Further steps will address livelihoods, such as the building of plastic boats and floating islands using waste, closed system aquaculture and a fish processing industry.
Importance of World Environment day
Today, as a god’s gift the environment might be the one of the most important treasures we have. But as we all the mother earth hasn’t been treated well in the past years. To raise a awareness about it every year World Environment Day is celebrated on the 5th of June. As the nation gears up to celebrate this occasion and help the environment for good all the celebrities and politicians are also taking a step towards beating Plastic pollution.