No matter how cliche it may sound, but it is true that where there is a will, there’s a way. While one half of the world is least bothered about plastic pollution, the other half is fighting climate injustice.
Recently, the forest department of Chattisgarh has come up with a unique idea to reuse discarded plastic bottles and grow saplings. According to the ANI report, the initiative took off after the state-imposed ban on the use of plastic.
While talking to this news agency, Balrampur divisional forest officer Pranay Mishra said that the forest department has already prepared around 3,000 plants and are hoping that these plastic containers will last for about 2 years.
Chhattisgarh: Under an initiative by Divisional Forest officer Balrampur Pranay Mishra, waste plastic bottles are being used to plant & grow saplings at Ramanujganj nursery. He says “Prepared around 3000 plants. This also provides employment. We pay them on a daily basis” (07.12) pic.twitter.com/2XRkOOjo5o
— ANI (@ANI) December 8, 2019
The same report also mentioned that the women workers at the Ramaniganj nursery cut open the used plastic bottles and use them for growing saplings and preserving them as well.
Apart from protecting the environment, this initiative actually works because it provides employment opportunities for women. Also, they are paid on a daily basis.