Chhattisgarh forest department reuses discarded plastic bottles to grow plants

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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

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.