Green Initiative For Plastic Waste Management

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● New initiatives ‘Prakriti’ and ‘other green initiatives’ were launched by the Union Minister of Environment to ensure effective Plastic Waste Management (PWM).
● ‘Prakriti’ Mascot has been launched to spread mass awareness about how adoption of small changes in our lifestyle can play a big role in environmental sustainability. 
● ‘Swachh Bharat Harit Bharat Green Pledge’ has been administered by the Union Minister to the gatherings for active public participation in protection of the Environment.
● Other green initiatives includes;
○ Industrial production of Graphene from Waste Plastic - to recycle plastic wastes.
○ Monitoring module for single use plastic - to inventorize details of single use plastic production, its sale & usage, etc.
○ Mobile App for Single Use Plastics Grievance Redressal - to check sale/usage/manufacturing of single use plastic in their region.
○ National Dashboard on Elimination of Single Use Plastic and Plastic Waste Management - to connect all the stakeholders.
 

Facts to know:
 

● Union Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change: Shri Bhupender Yadav.
● Union government’s target for complete eradication of single use plastic: 2022.

Plastic Waste Management
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