There is a vast scope of startups in plastic solid waste management field for youth. Youth can take initiative to work in this field by preparing a better project.
This was said by Shri Imtiyaz Ali of Sarthak Samudayik Vikas evam Jan Kalyan Sangathan during a lecture at Sagar Institute, Gandhi Nagar of Bhopal organized under the joint aegis of EPCO.
Shri Imtiyaz Ali has informed that his organization has presented a Bhopal Model of Plastic Solid Waste Management, Waste Pickers Upliftment Project, which has been praised in the entire country.
Shri Ali said that he has divided Bhopal city in his model into 19 zones and 85 wards. He has prepared 3200 registered waste pickers including men and women and has given them ‘Sarthak’ name.
These Sarthaks are working actively for clean environment and rickshaws have also been provided to them for waste collection. Along with this, identity cards have also been provided to them.
Machines mainly fatka and baling are also being used for management of plastic waste. He further informed that plastic waste is being used in construction of roads after grading and by converting it into chips of fixed size.
He said that plastic waste material has been used in construction of Raja Bhoj Setu road. Besides this, cushion of polythene, paver blocks and other material is also being manufactured.
Shri Ali stated that fertilser is also being produced by human hair in Bhopal city. Moreover, fertiliser is also being made by collecting flowers and leaves from religious places.
The Orator Shri Ashutosh Shrivastava said that use of plastic has been banned by several countries. The participation and awareness of people to ban plastic in these countries has played an important role. He further informed that the trend for use of plastic increased due to its availability at low cost.
Shri Shrivastava mentioned that indiscriminate use of polythene in India is a cause of death of cows besides cattle and sea creatures in large number. He urged youth play a role of the brand ambassador for environment conservation.
At the outset, Sushri Mamta Singh of the organization shed light on the objectives of the lectures.