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Plastic roads in India can reduce our carbon footprint

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So cool! I’m glad to see other ways to recycle plastic.

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Plastic waste is a big environmental problem in India.  In its recent submission to the Supreme Court, the Central Pollution Control Board said four metros, including Chennai (419.4 tonnes a day) were the major plastic waste generators in the country. It is littered on roadside, because of which waterbodies get choked. In 2005, after monsoon rains flooded Mumbai, plastic bags were blamed for clogging the underground drainage system and intensifying the effect of the floods. Nowadays the cattle in the streets used to eat the plastics and dies because of it. In lucknow more than 2500 cows died in a single year because of the same reason. Landfills are growing like a monster and make the pollution in surrounding locations.

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Plastic road is an effective way to reduce the recycled plastic waste. Although it not replacing the bitumen completely, but replacing it with 10% of waste plastic. Already K.K. Plastic…

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Author: Jennifer Reid

Caring wife and mom, who wants to change daily habits for improving the environment. I believe that each person can make subtle changes. Recycling is one of those subtle changes. Learning about how and what is recyclable can lower energy, water and natural resources. Our earth is limited with her resources. Be kind to her and she will be kind to us. Please think before you consume or throw away!

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