“We have not inherited this earth from our forefathers, but borrowed it from future generation.”
“Keep India Beautiful” in association with “CII Young Indians – Delhi Chapter” celebrated “Gandhi Jayanti cleanliness drive” with special emphasis on plastic recycling and reducing plastic pollution. This drive was supported by “Tom Tom” which get these recyclables plastics converted back into a raw form to be used to create new different products.
When a recycled material, rather than a raw material, is used to make a new product, natural resources and energy are conserved. This is because recycled materials have already been refined and processed once. Moreover, plastic material takes hundreds of years to break down in a landfill.
One recycled plastic bottle saves enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 3 hours and One ton of recycled plastic saves 5,774 Kwh of energy, 16.3 barrels of oil, 98 million Btu’s of energy and 30 cubic yards of landfill space.
Today’s drive resulted in collection of more than 20 Kgs of plastic litter which was handed over to Pom Pom Team. A detailed case study would soon come up analysing today’s drive with measures to reduce plastic use and pollution.
Thanks to all the volunteers and members for devoting time for this need of the hour situation, making it so meaningful and successful. We would keep on growing and becoming stronger to reclaim our surroundings and save our environment.