NEW DELHI: Plastic pollution has become a cause of global concern as it is destroying our beautiful planet and having negative repercussions on all kinds of living beings. In order to save environment from harmful effects of single use plastic, Mobius foundation organised campaign Pass On Plastic from 20th Oct to 3st Nov 2019 in Delhi.
In this 20 days campaign three residential societies (around 2500 families) of Mayur Vihar Phase 1 and Indraprastha Extension Delhi will donate their toxic plastic items in bins placed by Mobius Foundation. The 2 collection stations (Bins) are placed in each society (per 250 families) to dispose of their plastic waste. The collection stations will remain in the societies for 14 days from 20nd Oct to Nov 1st 2019.
“For an economically viable and efficient recycling, segregation is a necessity. We are doing a pilot project into East Delhi residential society in which we are segregating unmanaged plastic waste that does more damage when burnt off or disposed into a landfill. The area chosen for the pilot project of this plastic waste collection is East Delhi Residential societies from MAYUR VIHAR PHASE 1 and INDRAPRASTHA EXTENSION. We are working with 2500 families; coordinating with their respective RWAs to collaborate for plastic waste collection stations.
Through this initiative Mobius Foundations is trying to create a general awareness on the importance of segregating plastic waste, how to participate as an individual, and as a society and be conscious towards reducing plastic consumption” Said Pradip Burman, Chairman, Mobius Foundation
Plastic pollution is caused due to the accumulation of the waste plastic material in the environment. It is a non-biodegradable substance that doesn’t break down in soil or water. It is a challenge to safely and ecologically dispose it off. Thus after the collection of plastics, Mobius Foundation will hand over them to a recycling company ‘Green O Tech’ to convert the plastic waste into pellets, polyester yarn, toys etc. Also, for each 100gm plastic they will plant a tree.
To encourage more and more people they are provide incentives to the houses who will donate their plastic waste at the collection stations. The incentives are in the form of eco-friendly products made up of recycled or waste products. RWA of each society will be given appreciation certificate.
The next step to this pilot project will be replicating the model to communities in Gurugram in collaboration with local NGOs like Uday Care Trust, etc. The impact data will be collected, compiled and analysed and will be reported to the municipal corporation to introduce or manage the current infrastructure for such a model in a sustainable form.
This initiative can be further extended to include solid waste management from domestic level to treatment facilities, resulting in an efficient disposal of waste.
The Mobius Foundation is a non-profit organisation, committed to support sustainability, empowering technologies, strengthening systems, encouraging healthy behaviour and focusing on education.
The Foundation intends to create sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities to break longstanding practices that are detrimental for human existence. The Mobius Foundation has been working in India since 2015, collaborating with a diverse range of civil society partners and NGO partners to contribute to achieve a sustainable India.