The nightmare is over and it is time for action plan. All the municipal commissioners are now geared up to work on separation of solid waste and organic waste. The Plastic Industry was projected as a villain by the so called environment lobbyist, without giving due respect to the contribution of plastic to human life. MODERN GENERATION CAN NOT SURVIVE WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF PLASTIC INDUSTRY. SO PLEASE STOP SLOGANS LIKE BAN PLASTICS. INSTEAD PLEASE SAY COLLECT PLASTIC WASTE AND BUILD WEALTH.
Plastic is everywhere in every individual’s life, right from time you get up with your tooth brush in hand till the time you sleep with your finger on electric switch. Every industry is dependent of plastic industry to grow. Food & Beverage consume almost 40% of plastic as packaging and storage material. This is followed by automobile, white goods, electrical appliances, agricultural industry, construction industry, and toys for children, medical kits, medicine containers, educational instruments, recreation instruments and so on.
When we use plastics we also generate waste after its usefulness is lost. It is here that the real disconnect happened. The industry did not realize that it has to work faster to generate collection method for plastic waste to make it an employment generation sector and generate application for plastic waste with products to suit industry and society. Only notable exception is the recycling of PET products. Every PET bottle is collected and sold with reasonably good price. PET is rag picker’s delight. For other plastic waste specially packaging films, wrappers and thermoformed thin containers road side is the destination. There was nobody to explain value of the plastic they throw to the street or at the lake side or at beaches. There was no strong authority to impose the laws to prevent littering. Food industry has been always coming up with innovative packages, but never thought of creating a cyclic approach. The present approach is eat or drink and throw the packing material into the street. The future approach will be eat and preserve the packing for generating sufficient income. More you keep the plastic waste in clean condition better the price you get. You as an individual or collectively by the housing society can collect, store and sell all your plastic waste for a good price.
Plastic waste can be used to make different products, both for engineering and non-engineering applications. Plastic waste can be used for energy generation. It can be reused for the same application after processing.
Today our consumption is app. 12Kg/ person. The demand forecast is 20kg/person in year 2020. This also means lot of plastic waste. This also means lot of business opportunity and employment generation.
PLEASE DO NOT LITTER AND DO NOT MIX PLASTIC WITH ORGANIC WASTE. LET US KEEP PLASTIC WASTE IN CLEAN CONDITION FOR BETTER PRICE RECOVERY AND FOR BETTER ENVOIRNMENT.
CLEAN INDIA IS BETTER INDIA FOR OUR NEXT GENERATION.
AFTER ALL PLASTIC IS OUR FRIEND IN NEED. RESPECT PLASTIC.