Plastic waste in one major issue that threatens the planet once and for all. It’s not just deteriorating the land but also water bodies. And that, of course, makes all the Earth.
In an attempt to bring plastic waste into the best use – and not just throwing it into water bodies – the Indian army has come up with a brilliant plan.
Indian Army’s Military Engineer Services is undertaking a pilot project at Narangi Military Station, wherein they are using plastic as a substitute to bitumen. The Indian Army used 1.24 MT of plastic waste to construct a road.
The pilot project, if successful, would be implemented across the country to treat and manage plastic waste rather than just dumping it.
This will certainly help India plunge its status of huge plastic producing country. India currently is the fifteenth world’s largest plastic-waste producing country, which produces a whopping 25,940 tonnes of plastic waste every day.
Moreover, as per a study of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the country’s 60 major cities produce 4,059 tonnes of plastic waste per day, which striking numbers.
“The production of plastic in India increased from 1,591 million metric tonnes in 2014-15 to 1,719 million metric tonnes in 2017-18. However, the production for 2018-19 is 1,589 million metric tonnes,” Union Minister of State for the environment ministry, Babul Supriyo said, quoting a government report released this year.