Used bottles are collected by woman workers at the Ramanijganj nursery, which is then cut and used for preserving and growing saplings. (Source: Twitter/ANI)
The Chhattisgarh forest department has come up with a unique initiative to reuse waste plastic bottle for growing saplings. The initiative was started after the state imposed a ban on the use of plastic, reported news agency ANI
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
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Used bottles collected by woman workers at the Ramanijganj nursery are cut open and used for preserving and growing saplings. The initiative also provides employment opportunities for women on a daily basis.
Balrampur divisional forest officer Pranay Mishra told ANI that they have already prepared around 3,000 plants using the eco-friendly method and expects the plastic containers to last for about two years.