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Country’s First: Indore to soon have segregated door to door plastic waste collection
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Country’s First: Indore to soon have segregated door to door plastic waste collection

Akanksha Singh

Akanksha Singh

Good News Indore: City to become first in the country to collect and segregate waste directly from households. The cleanest city in the country is all geared up to set a whole new record with the ingenious scheme. The Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) and IMC commissioner Asheesh Singh are responsible for taking these preventive steps.

What’s the update?

Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has decided to send vans to collect plastic wastes from households in Indore. The step is being taken to be able to segregate waste from the source of its origin-households and recycle the same.

Country’s First: Indore to soon have segregated door to door plastic waste collection

The Facts

The step is an initiative of IMC commissioner Asheesh Singh, who is famed of clearing the Indore trenching ground off of 13 lakh metric tonnes of dumped waste in record time. He also came up with the idea to convert the plastic waste into diesel!

Asheesh was quoted as saying that a private agency will be hired to collect the plastic waste from homes. This will not only take the recycling module to the grass-root level, but also make it sustainable. He also says that an arrangement can be striked with the agency wherein the residents can be given money in exchange of the plastic they hand out. this will not only incentivize people but also motivate them to actively collect plastic waste and turn it in for recycling.

Why is it important?

The move will not only help IMC with controlling and managing waste in the city but will also save it over ₹1 crore that it spends in collection and transportation of plastic waste. It will also make sure that residents form a habit of segregating waste which in turn will not only be good for the city but the nature as a whole.

Knock Knock

Steps like these prove that when it comes to cleanliness, hygiene and waste management no other city can even catch up with Indore. Indore has time and again proven why it is the cleanest city in India. The recycled plastic can be used to create a number of things and cause way less harm to the environment. It’s high time other cities take a leaf out of Indore’s book of cleanliness and change the way they tackle waste and waste management.