Word environment day – Why it is celebrated?

In 1972, The UN General Assembly designates 5 June as World Environment Day, marking the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. Another resolution, adopted by the General Assembly the same day, leads to the creation of UN Environment Programme.

Why world environment day is celebrated:
Main objective is to raise an awareness that the world is facing the problem such as air pollution, plastic pollution, global warming and sea level increasing day by day

Since 1973, every year different theme is used to address different environmental issue

This years theme:

Only One Earth” (Theme first used in 1973) is the campaign slogan, with the focus on “Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature”

Trends in World Environment Day

Common myths about plastics

Myth: Multilayer plastic can not be recycled

Fact: There are numerous registered and unregistered recycling units in India, that recycle multilayer plastic waste into granules and products

Myth: Plastic is only used in packaging

Fact: Plastic is used in a variety of applications in various industry segments other than packaging

Myth: Products made from recycled materials are inferior

Fact: Over the period technology has improved immensely and enabled the manufacturing of high-quality recycled products

Plastic waste management
What happens with the garbage collected from our house?

What industries/corporates can do in ensuring effective use of plastic?

  • Industries/Corporate can start using recycled content in their packaging
  • Can often conduct Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Campaigns to raise awareness of plastic waste management among their employees
  • Spread awareness on source segregation of waste amongst employees and communities.

Currently post-consumer is converted at three of facility

There is also two more upcoming plants in Delhi and Himachal

Recycling Process

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All Types are plastic are recycled into granules

Few of the products made from 100% post-consumer multilayer plastic waste

What we are doing?

Environmental Impact:

500000 MT+
Plastic Waste diverted from landfills

1000000 MT
CO2 offset

Social Impact:

Rag-pickers empowered pan India

women employees

IEC activities
(Information, Education, and Communication)

Pillars of Strength:

ULB tie-ups Pan India

Disposal Centres pan India

Esteemed brands associated


Sustainable products to be developed from MLP

upcoming recycling facilities

What society can do?

  • Societies can adapt to two or three bin system
  • Spread awareness on plastic waste management
  • Also can adapt to 3Rs of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
  • Choose things with care to reduce amount of waste generated
  • Reusing items that are still usable in some way
  • Recycling means the use of waste itself as resources

Some best practice to keep, segregate and reuse plastic at home? Best practices examples?

  • Keep your waste segregated like paper, plastic, organic waste, etc.
  • Carry your own shopping bag when you go to the grocery shop
  • Repurpose plastic containers
  • Send your plastics to nearest recycler, scrap trader or waste collector.
  • Build compostable bins for organic waste
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