Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) has signed 2 Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with 2 recyclers namely United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) & Indian Pollution Control Association (IPCA) to make Jammu Plastic-free.
- Both entities have the fundamental basis of door-to-door garbage collection in Jammu.
- JMC is also aiming to achieve 100 % door-to-door garbage collection within the JMC.
- This will ensure proper segregation of garbages & and then the recyclable waste (majorly plastic) will be sent to factories for reuse.
- 2 New Waste Management plants are to be set up in Jammu for recycling of plastics.
- JMC is organising programmes to raise awareness about disposal of waste material among the public.
In September 2020, JMC had assigned 150 GPS fitted autos for special door-to-door garbage collection in Jammu.
UNDP’s Plastic Waste Management Programme (2018-2024)
UNDP’s Plastic Waste Management Programme (2018-2024) aims to develop a sustainable model for plastic waste management in India.
- Every year, India generates 15 Million tonnes of plastic waste out of which only one fourth is recycled due to lack of a functioning solid waste management system.
- UNDP India has partnered with Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited (HCCBPL), Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), HDFC Bank & Coca Cola India Foundation (CCIF) to improve the existing systems for reducing the impact of plastic waste on the environment in India.
- It promotes collection, segregation and recycling of all kinds of plastics to move towards a circular economy.
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