Awareness Campaign to Recycling Unit
Through this campaign, we aim to sensitize people on reusing, reducing and eliminating the usage of disposable plastic items from their day to day lives. Through this P4 campaign, we are gradually succeeding in lowering the amount of plastic-related harmful chemicals around us. The service is designed to reduce the requirement for the landfill disposal of plastics packaging waste, which until now, has been the option for country like India. Landfill disposal is already overburdened in Visakhapatnam City and subject to increasingly tight environmental legislation.
The project gives a good platform for 110 rag pickers, 50 settled rag pickers and their families by bringing them a good price for their waste. Currently, 4 people are working in this project. Hopefully, 11 – 15 people would be employed in 2019-20. As a part of the project, we aim to launch a weekly mobile clinic for the rag pickers and nearby people. They are being trained about the plastics and hazardous waste handling and safety measures. Safe Sex & HIV counseling sessions are also planned for this rag-pickers group.
Rivers, Seas & Mother Earth are also indirect beneficiaries as they would not get polluted wherever collection and reprocessing takes place. This PW Handling & Recycling Project will contribute to a cleaner local environment, maintaining pure surface and ground water, healthy soils, and clean air. Noteworthy, a clean local environment will immediately benefit the most vulnerable groups of society whose livelihoods often depend on the natural resources available locally.
Prevent Polythene - Protect Planet (P4) to Plastic Free India