SIDBI and DICCI to Install Plastic Reverse Vending Machines
Plastic Reverse Vending Machines – New Delhi: The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) and the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (DICCI) have announced the installation of 1,000 Plastic Reverse Vending Machines as part of a CSR drive to reduce carbon emissions (RVMSs). ‘Swachh Delhi, Swavalambi Delhi’ was the theme of the launch. According to a news release, DICCI will be responsible for the machines’ maintenance and advertising.
According to the press release, the initiative was taken to provide job possibilities for entrepreneurs from underserved communities. Chairman of the DICCI, Milind Kamble, stated, “It is our goal to map out the locations where RVMs would be installed and to oversee their maintenance. In the first phase, we want to install up to 60 plastic reverse vending machines across Delhi/NCR. In Kashi, we’ve already started installing up to 40 RVMs. The goal is to travel to every corner of the country.”
Plastic Reverse Vending Machines
According to Sivasubramanian Ramann, IAA&S and CMD of SIDBI, “I’d like to see as many of these machines (RVMs) as feasible in public locations such as malls, metro stations, parks, and so on. To get plastic recycled, it will take a lot more than simply desire; it will take a lot more corporates to step forward and contribute to the goal of carbon neutrality.”
Despite the fact that 94 percent of India’s total plastic trash is recyclable (PET and PVC), roughly 79 percent of it ends up in the natural environment, including landfills.
Toxins in the chemicals used to make plastic wreak havoc on the immune system, as well as the skin, eyes, and brain. Microplastics are discharged into the soil, water, and environment when plastics decompose in these dumps, eventually entering the food chain. When plastic is burned, hydrochloric acid is released, creating respiratory issues.
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