Pune: The Environmental Club of India, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), the Indian Plastic Institute and Association for Promotion of Plastic will jointly organise an award ceremony for those who have done eminent work in the field of environment.
The Paryavaran Bhushan and Paryavaran Gaurav Puraskar 2018 will be held on July 3 at 5 pm at the Sumant Moolgaokar Auditorium, Mahratta Chamber Of Commerce Industries And Agriculture, Senapati Bapat Road.
This was revealed on Saturday at a press conference in the city.
Nilesh Inamdar, President of Environmental Club of India, said, “Dr Radhakrishnan, Director, research, development and innovation for polymer, petrochemical petroleum engineering and materials science and research, will hold a lecture on how to deal with plastic and what could be the alternatives for it.”
Dattatray Devale, retired legal joint director of MPCB, said, “If the collection and recycling is made mandatory and done in a proper manner, then plastic menace will not be a problem.”
Sameer Joshi of Indian Plastic Institute said, “Plastic could not be a menace if it is used in various forms like making roads, T-shirts, shoes or even fuel. Recently, we made T-shirts out of PET bottles. We are going to distribute them to the conservancy staff of the Pune Municipal Corporation soon.”
Inamdar said, “We are into making fuel out of plastic waste. Now, we have set up our plants in food packaging companies, where we get plastic from them directly and then poly fuel is made out of it, which is again used for industrial purpose.”