Civic body in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli to turn plastic waste into recyclable tiles

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Chamoli: Plastic is one of the most harmful substances that is used by mankind. Despite the danger that it poses on humans and the earth, it is used in almost every household and constitutes a significant part of wastage.

Plastic water bottles, food packets and even small sachets, constitute to plastic waste. If not treated properly, plastic waste can take several years to decompose.

Chamoli’s municipal corporation has devised a plan to recycle old plastic. The plastic that is left to decompose on the sides of tourist spots will now be turned into recyclable tiles that will be used on roads.

Under this plan, the civic body will treat plastic that is often disposed of by tourists and visitors at Hemkund Lake. Anil Pant, Executive Officer, Chamoli Municipality told ANI, “We will be converting plastic waste into tiles. Every day, six to seven tonnes of plastic waste is generated in the region. Earlier, we used to compact it and send it outside, but now we will recycle it and utilise it. We will lay these tiles on the roads throughout the city.”

The civic body will be spending Rs 20 lakh on this project. The money allocated to this project will be used for segregating garbage and converting plastic waste into tiles.

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According to reports, the Noida Authority was also planning to launch awareness drives about sustainability. Noida Authority CEO Alok Tondon said that the ‘say no to plastic’ campaign will help in making the city self-sustainable and eventually plastic-free. The authority was subjected to criticism last year after its campaign against plastic had failed.

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Reportedly, the garbage thrown into nullahs goes into untreated sewage and is released into the sea. The garbage that washed ashore was mainly from the heavy populated areas near the Juhu beach.
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