Plastic is not absorbed in land: Gupta


Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Under Summer Nature Study Programme, Regional Museum of Natural History, Bhopal organised a lecture on ‘Plastic Pollution’, which was delivered by Manik Lal Gupta. Gupta explained about the plastic waste management and detailed that plastic waste may be utilised in paving block construction, road construction, as alternative fuel in cement factories etc. He appealed to rethink, refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle the plastic. Gupta further told that we should avoid synthetic plastic due to its harmful effects and should promote and demand biodegradable plastic which is made up to starch desired from corn, potato, tapioca etc. During the lecture, Gupta detailed about plastic and it categories likes; natural plastic, semi-synthetic plastic and synthetic plastic. He defined the plastic pollution as the negative impact of the plastic towards air, water, land, plants, wildlife, human beings etc. Gupta informed that plastic is a photodegradable and breaks into tiny particles which may mix with soil but it cannot be absorbed by the soil. In the continuation, Regional Museum of Natural History, Bhopal also organized ‘Study of Paper/plastic Recycling’ Programme at Paper Recycling Unit of EPCO, Bhopal for participants of Summer Nature Study Programme. Sunil Kumar Taiwade, EPCO, Bhopal informed that first of all waste paper mixed in water. Some cloths also mixed in the mixture of waste paper for strengthen. He told that with help of a machine, this mixture converted in mache. After that this mache is converted into a sheet. Taiwade told that after that some extra water removed from sheet by Screw Process Machine than gland machine used for to make sheet plain and smooth. Then cut in to different size of sheet.