Indian army sets an example for using plastic waste for road construction. whereas India is still one of the highest single-use plastic producers in the world.
Generating plastic waste in India remains static. If strict actions are not taken, it could be a serious threat to life as well as for the entire ecosystem. While plans and initiatives are taken for waste management, it is a matter of pride to see the Indian Army setting an example to its citizens.
Rather than dumping waste and littering the environment here and there, the Indian army came up with a solution . A pilot project named Narangi Military Station has been taken up by the Indian Army’s Military Engineer Services for the construction of the road. To frame a miraculous surprise, the army used plastic as an alternative to bitumen for road construction.
Nearly 1.24 metric tonnes of plastic waste has been put to use for this new project. A few days back reports entitled India to be the 15th biggest plastic waste producer worldwide.
India produces nearly 25,940 tonnes of plastic waste every day.
The discarded plastics litter and block the roads, rives, barren lands, creating garbage dumps as tall as a tower.
Nearly 60 major cities in India produce 4059 tonnes of plastic waste every day as per the reports of Central Pollution Control Board.
Production of the same waste for 2018-19 is nearly 1569 million metric tonnes are per reports.
Professionals are striving hard to create a comprehensive goal for restricting plastic pollution. A few weeks back, researchers discovered about “plastic-eating” bacteria acquired from the wetlands of Greater Noida. It paved for a source of light for a natural alternative to cleaning plastic waste.
What do plastic bacteria do? It has got the ability to decompose polystyrene which is the main component for the development of single-use plastic products. As per the journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry Advances, polystyrene is highly resistant to degradation. This is because polystyrene acquires high molecular weight combined with long-chain polymer structure,