Indian Railways: Now the empty plastic bottle will give you five rupees, know what is this plan: On the one hand, the whole world is worried by growing piles of garbage and pollution caused by it, while some countries are making important contributions in environmental protection not only by making better use of this waste. Very soon India’s name will be included in this list. Solid Waste Management is a major problem in a large country like India. The most hazard is from plastic wastes, especially from single-use plastic waste. In this way, Indian Railways has launched a unique initiative to deal with plastic wastes.
Indian Railway Plan to control Plastic Waste
Indian Railways has now prepared a plan to purchase the plastic bottle used during the journey by its passengers. Railways will also give five rupees to each empty bottle for the passengers. It may sound a little strange in the hearings, but the railway has also started the scheme. At present, the Central Central Railway has started this scheme with its four major stations. These stations are, Patna junction, Rajendranagar, Patna Sahib and Danapur railway stations.
East Central Railway Installed already vending machine
East Central Railway has installed vending machines to purchase bottles used for plastics at all the above mentioned stations. This experiment of Railways is proving successful, because the common people are showing great interest in this scheme. Railways are making T-shirts and hats with these empty bottles of water. According to environmental experts, this step of railway will benefit the environment very much. Pollution will decrease. After this, empty plastic bottles in railway stations, trains and trash can be a thing of the past.
In the first phase, plans to be installed at 2000 stations
In the first phase of the railway scheme, these plastic bottle vending machines are to be installed at 2000 stations of the country. Through this the bottle used for water or cold drink etc. will be recycled. In addition to the East Central Railway, Central Railway has also installed some of the Mumbai stations and East Coast Railway (ECoR) such a plastic bottle vending machine at the entire railway station. Under Swachh Bharat Mission, plans to set up such vending machines are also underway in other places where there are crowded places, including other railway stations and bus stand. The experts believe that this scheme will prove to be very important in delivering plastic bottle waste.
5800 and vending machines will be installed on railway stations this year.
Sahni, marketing head celebration of Zeleno (Zeleno), a company that produces plastic bottle vending machines present in the Okhla Industrial Area of Delhi, explains that there are about seven to eight companies making such machines in India. At present, there are around 250 such plastic bottle vending machines in the country. About half of these (100-120) vending machines are located at different railway stations. Similar vendor machines have been installed in Connaught Place in Delhi. Recently, the Railways had issued tenders for 5800 such machines. The tender process has been completed and the companies are yet to get the work order issued. As soon as the work order is issued, the construction of such 5800 plastic bottle vending machines will be started at many other railway stations. Hopefully, the work of applying these machines will be completed by the end of this year.
This machine is very hightech
Jellano’s marketing head festival Sahni explains that these machines are very high tech. There is a touch screen for inserting the mobile number. There are many types of sensors in the machine, which ensure that only plastic bottles are inserted into the machine. This machine also gives full reports of bottles, for example, of which company and how big bottles are put in it. According to the size of the bottle (half a liter or one liter etc.), they classify them and prepare the report. Thread is prepared from the plastic bottles used in these machines. After that anything can be made from that polyester thread. In some cities of South India, the use of this plastic in the formation of bitomin is also being used for road, whose initial results are very good. The specialty of these machines is that they can be easily applied to any place that is crowded. The cost of a machine is about four to five lakh rupees.
T-shirt and hat made of such plastic bottles
The Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of East Central Railway (CPRO), Rajesh Kumar said in an interview with News Agency, that the work will be done to crush the plastic bottles deposited in the vending machine on the railway stations and make t-shirts and caps. The typical T-shirt and cap made of plastic bottle fiber will be that it can be worn comfortably in all seasons. To make T-shirt and cap from used plastic bottles, East Central Railway has tied up with a Mumbai company. Crush the bottle and make it liquid, and then the thread will be made from the filament.
Exhibition of T-shirt made of plastic made in Jharkhand
CPRO said that recently a exhibition of such T-shirts was put in Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi. People liked this exhibition very much. If this experiment of the Railways was successful then soon the T-shirt and hat made of plastic bottles will appear in the market. Its cloth is like polyester. At present, the East Central Railway has started this scheme with four stations as a pilot project. On successful pilot project, travelers can get similar wedding machines on all railway stations across the country. The probability is quite high.
Effective steps for environmental protection
The plastic bottles that are purchased or available on the train’s journey have to be broken into the trash after the trunk is over. In contrast, travelers often drop these used plastic bottles on the train or throw them around platforms or tracks. It is also pollution, often these plastic bottles also choke drains and sewage. Many times these big technical difficulties are also made. In this way the pilot project of East Central Railway will help keep the stations clean. This can also prove effective steps towards environmental protection.
Indians use an average of 8 kg of plastic per day
According to the railway, the average consumption of plastic per person in India is seven to eight kilograms per day. In this, only water used by the bottled water in the railway is five percent. CPRO of East Central Railway informed that passengers will be given five rupees in the form of vouchers on behalf of Bio-Crush Railway Agency for empty bottle. This voucher can be used for shopping in many select shops and malls.
Voucher payment will come on mobile
With the plastic bottle inserted in the vending machine, the passenger has to enter his mobile number there too. Once the bottle crashes in the machine, the passenger gets a five rupee voucher with the thank you message on the given mobile number. According to the railway, these vouchers are valid for purchasing at most places, it is being tried. Railways are continuously negotiating with many big showrooms and retail chain companies. In some places the use of this voucher has started.
Carpet made by plastic bottle
Before the railway, the work of making velvety carpet from empty bottles of plastic has already been started. It has already been started in Panipat about a year ago. After this the project has been started by Textile Ministry and Carpet Export Promotion Council in Banaras, Mirzapur and Sant Ravidas Nagar (Bhadohi). At the Indian Carpet Fair, the private company of Panipat had presented Pat Yarn. It was reported by the company that Pat Yarn is completely eco-friendly. There is a different kind of glow in it. Besides Panipat, many factories in Gujarat are also making yarns from plastic waste. It was also revealed at that time that the business of empty plastic bottles of about nine lakh rupees per day is in Banaras alone alone.