Transforming Plastic Waste Into Artefacts

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Trash will be transformed into sculptures, toys, chairs,  waste-processing models, and home décor articles.

Kottarakkara block panchayat will be showcasing the art and crafts in its soon to open museum. There will be no electronic or plastic junk seen in Kottarakara. This is because the block panchayat is going to transform the plastic waste into beautiful artefacts in their museum.

The main aim of the project is to promote the scientific methods of waste management and spread awareness through permanent waste management systems. Block Panchayat president, S.Sasikumar stated that they will be presenting models of Thumboormuzhi aerobic compost unit, ring composting and pipe composting so that the public will get an idea of various waste management systems

Kottarakkara block panchayat has got the biggest plastic-shredding facility in the district that started functioning near its office in February last. At present, the 2,500-sq ft unit supervised by Green Company received plastic waste from several places. This involves the areas outside the panchayat.

Waste collection system

Trash will be transformed into sculptures, toys, chairs,  waste-processing models, and home décor articles. An amount of ₹10 lakh will be used from the Plan fund to construct 1,000-sq ft museum next to the processing plant.

President stated that they have found out non-biodegradable waste collection system where plastic waste is getting sorted in 20+ categories. It is then baled for selling which is nearly Rs 3.5 lakhs. The waste cannot be shredded. The museum has showcased plastic-waste disposal methodology.

Furthermore, besides, loads of visitors at the processing unit and the museum becomes an ideal platform for educating the public about handing trash. Hiring the best artist this month, the museum is all set to be opened shortly.

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