Three Benches Made Of Recycled Plastic Installed At Churchgate Railway Station

Three Benches Made Of Recycled Plastic Installed At Churchgate Railway Station

In a bid to reduce plastic waste and support the anti-plastic campaign, the Western Railway has installed three benches made 40 to 50 kg of recycled plastic at Church Gate station which
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Three Benches Made Of Recycled Plastic Installed At Churchgate Railway StationAccording to railway officials, benches made from plastic are strong and help in reducing environment degradation

Mumbai: Three benches made of recycled plastic have been installed for passengers in the premises of Churchgate station here by the Western Railway (WR). According to a senior WR official, this is the first time recycled plastic has been used to provide a core passenger amenity in the railway premises. He said,

Following innovative and eco-friendly ways to curb menace of plastic pollution, three benches made of recycled plastic have been installed at platforms 2 and 3 at Churchgate.

Churchgate is an important station on the WR’s suburban network in the metropolis. These benches are outcome of a plastic bottle collection drive held in association with a private company, the official said. They have been made from post-consumer mix plastics such as multi-layered plastic (MLP) and plastic bags/pouches and with this initiative, the WR has joined the government’s motto of environment protection, he said.

Also Read: The Top Priority Of All States Should Be To Eliminate Single-Use Plastic By 2022, Says Environment Secretary

Almost 40 to 50 kg of soft plastic went in the making of one bench, the official said, adding these seats are water-proof and ideal for outdoor locations. The Ministry of Railway applauded this initiative and said it will help in protecting the environment from contamination and ecological loss. It said,

One more unique initiative by the Indian Railways. Three benches made of recycled plastic have been installed at Churchg ate station.

The ministry tweeted on Wednesday, “These benches are strong and heavy which will help in protecting the environment from contamination”.

Rajiv Single, a member a WR-appointed panel, said this initiative has given a message that how all stakeholders can come forward to protect the environment. Earlier, nearly 109 tonnes of plastic waste was collected during a fortnight-long cleanliness drive carried out by the WR at its stations.

Also Read: “Single-Use Plastic To Be Banned In A Phased Manner”: Ram Vilas Paswan

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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