Aaditya Thackeray shares a grim picture of how plastic waste is choking Mumbai

The President of Youth wing of Shiv Sena – Yuva Sena, Aaditya Thackeray shared Mumbai’s plastic waste horror story on his social media and how plastic menace is plaguing the city. He shared a picture and said, “This is what we do to our beloved city and the @mybmc cleans for us! This is one chamber at one pumping station in one nullah. Imagine the rest.”

Urging people to be careful about the way they handle waste and stop littering, he further added, “Let’s not do this to our city. Let’s not litter.”

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According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), India generates around 25,940 tonnes of plastic waste every day, of which Delhi, Mumbai along with Chennai and Bengaluru, together are generating more than 50 per cent of waste. This is the situation in the city when the plastic ban in Maharashtra has already been implemented back in June 2018.

Seeing the grim reality of plastic waste in the city, netizens have also come together saying Aaditya’s post is an ‘eye-opener, we have to stop polluting the city and save it from plastic menace’.

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Some netizens also added that there should be buyback schemes on products that come in plastic packaging such as. shampoo, oil bottles to name a few.

While some said authorities should have proper waste management mechanism in the slums of the city as the maximum amount of waste on streets come from there. They also stressed on having waste management a part of the curriculum in the schools so that it is being taught to the children from starting.

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Citizens also urged Mumbaikars to take responsibility for their waste and help make Mumbai clean.

Aaditya Thackeray was attending a meeting organised by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) about their plans to rejuvenate the Mithi River, post which, he inaugurated the Gazdarbandh Pumping Station. That is when he spotted this disturbing drain filled with all sorts of plastic and decided to share it on social media.

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NDTV – Dettol Banega Swachh India campaign lends support to the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). Helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, the campaign aims to spread awareness about hygiene and sanitation, the importance of building toilets and making India open defecation free (ODF) by October 2019, a target set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014. Over the years, the campaign has widened its scope to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and menstrual hygiene. The campaign has also focused extensively on marine pollutionclean Ganga Project and rejuvenation of Yamuna, two of India’s major river bodies.

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