‘Reduce, recycle and reuse is the key to deal with plastic’

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Thursday, 14 June 2018

Ramdas Kokare, Chief Officer of Karjat Municipal Corporation said, “Garbage should be segregated. It becomes a nuisance when humans mix the dry and wet waste. The problem of plastic can be solved in various ways.” 

PUNE: “The only solution to deal with the plastic pollution is to reduce, recycle and reuse. Besides that, people’s participation too plays an important role in managing the plastic menace,” said Dr Sameer Joshi, Honorary Secretary of Indian Plastic Institute. He was speaking at a function in the city on Tuesday. 

The programme was arranged by The Institution of Engineers in association with Indian Water Works Association, Pune Centre; Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran and Marathi Vidnyan Parishad. The programme was to solve the misconceptions about the use of plastic and what could be done with the plastic waste.

Ramdas Kokare, Chief Officer of Karjat Municipal Corporation said, “Garbage should be segregated. It becomes a nuisance when humans mix the dry and wet waste. The problem of plastic can be solved in various ways.” 

Joshi gave examples of how plastic waste can be reused instead of dumping it into the ecosystem. 

Joshi said, “The waste should be kept in a segregated manner. The Indian cricket team have their jersey made from water bottles. It should be the producers’ responsibility to collect the plastic generated by them and recycle it.”

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