Managing plastic in India

Managing plastic in India

I don’t really understand whether this scraps in India is in open fields or in our politician’s brains!!?

In India daily 25,940 tons of plastic produces every day, Delhi is the largest contributor in this by producing 693 tons followed by Kolkata and Ahmedabad. (As per 2015)

Addition to this “Indian firms are importing plastic scraps from China, Italy, Japan and Malawi for recycling. Resulting in that the imports of PET bottle scrap & flakes has increased from 12,000 tonnes in FY 16-17 to 48,000 tonnes in FY 17-18 growing @ 290%. India has already imported 25,000 MT in the first 3 months of FY 18-19,” says a note by an organization.

Our brainless firms don’t have an ability to utilize the scrap properly but have the ability to import and giving a big hand in making India a dump yard. At least one should have a minimum commonsense and ideology or proper planning before starting something.

Taking this as an opportunity and with the help of these brainless buffaloes, the rest of the countries (exporting countries) dumping their wastage here in India (not their mistake).

However now our government banned totally the solid plastic waste import on 1st of March 2019 (onwards).

India consumes about 13 million tons near to the production of rice by it (India produces 14 Million tons of rice per year) of plastic and recycles only about 4 million tons. Remaining quantities were disposed of in open land fields or open dumps (91% of waste is dumped in open areas).

Burning plastic releases harmful gases into the environment that effects health

Throwing and burning of plastic both cause harm to the environment equally. There is a large number of chemical emissions on plastic burning, which, by inhaling causes adverse effects on the respiratory system. Whether plastic is thrown into the ground or thrown into the water, its harmful effects are not reduced.

The seas near Mumbai, Kerala and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are among the worst polluted in the world.

Plastic debris affects at least 267 species worldwide, including 86% of all sea turtle species, 44% of all seabird species, and 43% of all marine mammal species.

It causes cancer, inhibits physical development and causes terrible disease. During the production of plastic, dangerous gases like ethylene oxide, benzene, and xylene, etc are generated. Dioxin also emerges on burning it, which is very poisonous and produces cancer.

Due to plastics in the pits, the environment is damaged, soil and groundwater get toxic and gradually the ecological balance starts to deteriorate. The health of workers working in the plastics industry also suffers to a dangerous extent especially impacting their lungs, kidneys and nervous system.

Here why I have started this dump yard story now? it because tons of plastic is wasting here or dumping in an open yard. Even few intellectuals burying and planting trees on it, not knowing that it’s a non-degradable matter.

Homeless child sleeping on a footpath

Why can’t we use it for a good cause?

Sea turtle trapped in a disposed of net

Why can’t we help the living creatures all along to live there life free… As we do?

Oscar Mendez have come up with an innovative idea changing plastic scrap into a shelter

I need to introduce a person, Architect Oscar Mendez. His company, Concreptos Plásticos (Bogotá, Colombia) transforms plastic and rubber waste into construction material and uses it to build houses for those who need it, across Colombia.

The house that built with plastic just in five days

They gather the plastic materials to recycle them to make beams, blocks, and pillars – which lock together to form buildings. These home can be built by four people in just five days. Their standard house mentioned above can be built for $5,200 (3, 00,000 Rupees).

On August 2018  in India, the ministry of housing and urban affairs approved construction of nearly 1.12 lakh more affordable houses for urban poor, taking the total number of a number of houses being funded under the PMAY (Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana) to 54,95,443. As per the ministry’s official figures, 8.55 lakh houses have been completed till August 21 last year since the launch of PMAY while work is underway on 30.4 lakh units across the country.

For each house it is costing 6, 00,000 to 12, 00,000 Rupees to construct.

Its a fireproof, earthquake resistant, and nondegradable as well!!!!

Why can’t we change this scrap (Plastic) into gold that gives shelter to everyone? (Homeless people).

Why can’t we minimize the budget of 6-12Lakh rupees to 3Lakh rupees and invest the same money in another developmental project?

We have more than 4000 cities, population increasing day by day in these cities; there are so many traffic issues. Pedestrians can’t even cross the roads or pedestrians come to obstruct the road by walking on it.

Pillars made of plastic

Why can’t we use the technology that Oscar Mendez used and build a foot over or a footpath???

Our commissioned politicians won’t look up these kinds of issues.

India is in the top 20 countries that dump plastic in oceans

Why because Indian citizens are the busiest people where they don’t even have time to question the government moreover they sensitize the government by giving their hand by using, throwing, burning, burying plastic!!!!

 

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