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Indian Army builds road out of plastic to end plastic pollution crisis, let’s salute them

If you think our Jawans only stand on the border and fight the enemies, think twice. Indian Army has been dominating in sports and other activities. However, we hardly notice other jobs done by them. When a cricketer hits a six or claims a wicket, we jump high in excitement and update status on social media for likes and make memes on them.

Well, there is a subtle difference between playing for the nation and dying to protect the nation. Cricketers do the former and soldiers the latter. When soldiers give absolutely everything to protect us like a shield, they deserve our praise. Let’s pay due respect to the soldiers who live and die for the nation.

Apart from war and fight, the Indian army also does other important activities for the welfare of society. They are setting a great example in making the most use of plastic in India and putting it to greater use.

It is cognisance of the fact that plastic waste generation in our nation is a big threat to the environment.

Indian Army’s Military Engineer Services is now undertaking a pilot project at Narangi Military Station for road construction making use of plastic as partial substitute to bitumen. It has been said that 1.24 MT of waste plastic has been used to construct a road using technology.

India is the fifteenth biggest plastic waste producer globally as it produces a whopping 25,940 tonnes of plastic waste daily.

“The production of plastic in India increased from 1,591 million metric tonnes in 2014-15 to 1,719 million metric tonnes in 2017-18. However, the production for 2018-19 is 1,589 million metric tonnes,” Union Minister of State for the environment ministry, Babul Supriyo said, quoting a government report released this year.

Written by Sagar Abhinandan

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