Delhi Govt School is ready to fight with Plastic Waste

While plastic has many valuable uses, we have become addicted to single-use or disposable plastic — with severe environmental consequences. Around the world, one million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute, while 5 trillion single-use plastic bags are used worldwide every year. In total, half of all plastic produced is designed to be used only once — and then thrown away.

Team Rise Foundation NGO given an awareness session on Plastic pollution and Ecobricks to the young , enthusiast , bright students of School of Excellence ,Sec 22,Dwarka on 6th Oct 2021.

Young mind think differently, one of girl suggested to use the structure (3Kg or 5Kg weight) made out of ecobricks as dumble for exercise !!One tall student infact tried the strength of the structure made. We were astonished that 3Kg of structure can hold 120Kg weight easily.

Principal maam is planning to make benches at open space in school for sitting purposes. Students pledged to not generate plastic waste and will make ecobricks if get any plastic waste.

It is duty of every one of us to start switching to reusable products , biodegradable products , ecofreindly products.

We need to slow the flow of plastic at its source, but we also need to improve the way we manage our plastic waste. Because right now, a lot of it ends up in the environment.

Only 9% of all plastic waste ever produced has been recycled. About 12% has been incinerated, while the rest — 79% — has accumulated in landfills, dumps or the natural environment. Cigarette butts — whose filters contain tiny plastic fibres — were the most common type of plastic waste found in the environment in a recent global survey. Drink bottles, bottle caps, food wrappers, grocery bags, drink lids, straws and stirrers were the next most common items. Many of us use these products every day, without even thinking about where they might end up.

If current trends continue, our oceans could contain more plastic than fish by 2050.

A 2015 study conducted by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in 60 major Indian cities estimated that these cities were generating around 4,059 tonnes of plastic waste daily. Extrapolating the data for the entire country, an answer to a question in Parliament estimated that the figure would be 25,940 tons a day. Delhi topped the list with 690 tonnes of daily plastic waste, followed by Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai.

Ecobrick: Advantages and Disadvantages

Ecobricks have many advantages over conventional construction materials. They’re zero cost, absorb abrupt shock loads, are reusable, easy to work with, lightweight, and repurpose the plastic that’s rapidly threatening to take over our ecosystems.

There are also downsides. Because ecobricks are plastic, like the plastic they’re comprised of, they don’t decompose. If they melt, they release gases that are harmful to human health and the environment. Plastic is made from oil, a fossil fuel.

Conclusion

Ecobricks certainly offer a ready-made solution to the immediate problems posed by plastic. They are a hugely powerful tool for cleaning up local areas, educating schools and communities, and creating structures that will stand the test of time.

Further thought should certainly be given to the longevity of the plastics and the potential environmental impacts further down the line. However, ecobricks certainly form a potent reminder of humankind’s poor management of waste and reinforce the need for radical change across the plastic industry.

For conducting such session is your known school ,college, colony, community or society, feel free to contact Madhukar Varshney at 9717764262 or Munish Kundra at 98187 39265.

Reference:

https://www.unep.org/interactive/beat-plastic-pollution/

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/delhi-tops-in-generating-plastic-waste/articleshow/70708648.cms

https://www.azocleantech.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=1054

Published by RISE Foundation

NGO Working in Waste Managament, Environmrnt Protection and Women Empowerment

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