Plastic from waste to wealth:
If you walk through Indian streets then you will see plastic clogging sewage. You will also see animals are eating plastic near a garbage. Even when it is promulgated by our government to say no to plastic shopkeepers are distributing needed commodities to their customer in polythene of plastic.
What if plastic was not invented:
Goa leads India in the per capita production of plastic waste in India at 61.2gm per day, followed by delhi and chandigarh, said a report on the state of plastic waste by the center for science and environment released in delhi on September 2020.India’s national per capita plastic waste generation is 7.6gm per day and the country , it is estimated produces 3.3 trillian grams of plastic waste per year. These figures were based on numbers and estimates by the central pollution control board. Birds, whales, dolphins and other marine animals often turn up dead with stomach full of plastic or get caught in abandoned plastic fishing nets. The problem over one million marine animals are killed each year due to plastic debris in the ocean. Currently it estimated that there are 100 million tons of plastic in oceans around the world. Plastic leads to cancer, cardiovascular disease. Plastic make our immune system weak. We could be free of these diseases. No doubt plastic was invented to serve human being but our carelessness made it problem.
How we can generate wealth from plastic:
We all have heard about the famous quote “for every problem there is a solution”we just need to identify it and enforce it. No doubt plastic is everywhere, it is overwhelming over metropolitan areas. Recycling plastic waste has become more and more popular in the last decade and not just becouse it reduces waste and pollution. Yes recycling helps our environment and animals by slowing the amount of new waste that we creat. It definitely does help people starting new business. One of the hardest part of starting a business is finding the money to order or make new product. And having recycled waste can reduce that cost dramatically. And recycling good for business, it helping a lot of individuals make money. Many people don’t know that there is companies willing to pay for your old junk, like corks, cooking oil, tennis balls, gift cards and even human hair and more commonly refunds on things like glass bottles and aluminum cans. Means that there is tons of opportunities to see cash where other see trash, there is almost a creative way to turn garbage into something valuable. There are some people who are running there plastic recycling business. For example Mr kuldeep kalia is running his plastic recycling business from mangolpuri (Delhi) with the help of farm machine. His farm produce plastic granules from plastic wastes and with the help of injection moulding machine, these plastic granules can be used for making new products. Another example of plastic waste management is Swachha eco solutions, a bangalore based company. Swachha eco collect plastic waste from all over the city and turn them into colourful plastic tiles. According to these examples we can say that palstic management is possible as well as we can earn money from recycling of plastic waste.
What is the role of our government:
Six years have passed since the national Democratic alliance government launched the rs 200 billion Namami Gange programme to clean river Ganga. During the last six years, the authorities involved in cleaning the river have repeatedly come under the scanner of a parliamentary panel as well as the national green tribunal for the slow pace of cleaning related work. After spending rs 100 billion on the programme, the authorities claim progress in cleaning the river, however, the central pollution control board’s most recent data and environmentalists monitoring the river question these claim and state there is no marked improvement in the cleaning of Ganga and continues to fall into the river unchecked. If we establish plastic recycling industries in our country it will give labour to our people. We don’t have need to spend crores on our rivers to make them pollution free. “Health in India” report was released on September 2020 by the ministry of statistics and programme implementation. Key Takeaways:
a) Around 7.5% of Indian’s reported that they were suffering from ailments.
b) Rural India 6.8%
c) Urban India 9.1%.
If our government provide subsidies to these plastic recycling industries we can make our country pollution free as well as we can improve health of our citizens.