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Workshop on “Know Plastic”

Plastic pollution in the ecosystem, including our oceans and streams, is a serious and pressing issue. We do, however, believe it is solvable. Eliminating plastic waste will necessitate a global shift to a circular economy, in which today's plastic is recycled and utilized tomorrow. And, in order to create a more circular economy for plastics, both upstream and downstream solutions will be required.

Rapidly rising economies are lifting people out of poverty and into the middle class in many regions of the world. Plastics are increasingly being used to provide improved medical and personal care, safer food and water, energy-efficient homes and automobiles, electronics, and a wide range of consumer goods to these growing populations. And, when compared to alternatives, lightweight plastics are intrinsically incredibly efficient materials, allowing us to achieve more with less.

So, where do you start and how do you go about doing it? The majority of us would consider throwing away a plastic bottle a harmless act. But these small bits and pieces ultimately end up in a landfill. Mr. Harshal Mistry, to educate our parents in the right route, gave an online presentation organized by Gajera Global School, in which he laid out a detailed plan on how to distinguish bad plastic from worse plastic so that they can be upcycled properly. When plastics aren't segregated properly, they can become inappropriate for recycling. The improperly recycled plastic could end up in a landfill, harming the ecology, soil quality, and, eventually, human health.

Because garbage disposal is mostly a chore for adults, the workshop was designed for parents and educators who can help with plastic disposal by taking little actions like sorting them correctly and learning what is good and what is bad.

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