Plastic Recyclothon Ek Baar Phir!
While our collective war against COVID 19 continues, we at Project Mumbai have resumed another battle – that against plastic and a safe environment.
The lock-down of the last few months has meant a lot of home deliveries of groceries and essentials. In most cases, it has been more plastic bags getting accumulated at home.
So, we are coming back with The Mumbai Plastic Recyclothon: Monsoon drive 2020.
You are right! Health comes first. Our teams will be wearing PPE Kits to ensure theirs and your health is safeguarded.
From The CEO’s Desk
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The Plastic Recyclothon, a unique and award-winning initiative of ProjectMumbai.org it completed as the second Mega Plastic donation, collection, and recycling drive in October 2019, celebrating the people’s festival of Giving, Daan Utsav.
This year again, responding to the massive support from people across geographies, Project Mumbai took this initiative on a regular monthly basis as well as attempting to change lives and better our environment across people of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).
Now we are doing the monthly drive coinciding with DAAN Utsav for October. This month the drive will happen in Mumbai.
The Plastic Recyclothon by Project Mumbai is about urging people to reduce the consumption of harmful plastic which is damaging the environment. At the same time, this has emerged as one of the largest Public- Private-People Partnerships for a cause.
Last year, despite a very short turn-around time in participation, close to 1.25 lakh people of Mumbai (school children, young and old, corporate citizens, Housing societies, and Institutions) came forward and donated their plastic.
Project Mumbai, through its collaborative partners, not only facilitated a doorstep pick up of the plastic from over 500 pick-up points, but had the plastic segregated and whatever was possible was recycled.
Behavioral Change: One of the most positive impacts of this action-based initiative was a change in people’s behavior and attitude. Across residential complexes, offices, and schools, individuals realized the necessity to reduce plastic consumption and the harm it was causing. More and more people wrote to us assuring us of their reduced/total stoppage of the use of plastic from their homes in as much possible away as they could.
Refuse: There were several instances of geographies from where people called in to say they have ensured that the local vendors stopped providing amenities such as grocery and vegetables in plastic bags. Across India, one of the largest retail use of such plastic, causing immense harm to the environment has been the easy access to plastic bags through grocery and vegetable vendor distribution.
Demonstrative Recycling: Project Mumbai has chosen a unique action-oriented manner of building people’s belief into what and how plastic can be recycled. Building trust through recycling. By creating this as a collaborative mechanism, we brought in recyclers who helped collect and segregate the plastic which was subsequently recycled into amenities for the city. In this case, specifically, Benches are being made which will be placed in open spaces of Mumbai especially gardens.
Step One is to COLLECT the plastic in and around the area of travel, work, or stay.
Step two is to register with Project Mumbai on our website www.projectmumbai.org once the registrations open up (On September 10th, 2020)
Registration close on September 25, 2020
On the pre-decided date ensure you drop off the plastic and collection shall be done on 2nd and 7th Oct 2020
No, as the monthly drive will be conducted only once in a month there is no choice of dates.
Any kind of plastic.
The Plastic Recyclothon: Ek Baar Phir is specifically an initiative to inculcate a positive behavioural change in terms of reducing plastic waste from our daily use. Hence, we expect support from citizens in donating and giving away only plastic waste. NOTHING ELSE, or no other form of waste including broken chairs, sofas, household garbage or wet waste.
The plastic that we collect shall be recycled to creating benches and other public use amenities.
Plogging: What is Plogging. Plogging is picking up plastic as you jog.
You can register as a plogger and collect plastic as you go for your morning walk/go to office/for your tuitions/to buy vegetables/ or anytime you step out.
Collect the plastic waste and add it to your waste collection.
Every plastic waste collector will get a cloth bag in return.
Can we make Mumbai city of Ploggers and make Mumbai Plastic waste free?
Beginning now, as groups of individuals or individuals, institutions etc start collecting the plastic waste from your home, work place and surroundings. Reduce the clutter and collate it at any safe location.
Who can participate?
Anyone and everyone. Individuals (Children, Housewives, Corporate employees, senior citizens and People like you and me), Institutions (Corporates, Housing Societies, schools/colleges) Government.
Avail a pick up from the drop point
On a pre-decided date and schedule, (October 3rd and 8th Oct 2020 ) plastic will be collected from drop locations.
Project Mumbai, through its collaborative partners, will facilitate a free pick up of your donated plastic waste, to be registered on-
Rahul V. Podaar
The Shakti Plastic Industries
Our Company, The Shakti Plastic Industries, have actively participated in the Recyclothon, organized by Project Mumbai, between 2nd and 8th October, 2019, to draw the attention of the general public about the importance of Plastic Waste Management. The overall response to the above was excellent.
We have proved our presence by collecting considerable quantity of Plastic Waste from Households, Societies, Corporates and individuals which have even been recycled by making use of our facility at Manor, Palghar – Dist., Maharashtra.
Needless to mention, such events, if organized on regular intervals would help a lot to educate the general public about the importance as well as necessity about disposal of plastic waste in an environment friendly manner and also ensure “Clean Mumbai” in the coming days.