We use a dustbin to dump waste and collect recyclable materials. A specific category of plastic materials is recycled to some utility. This reduces the burden of plastic waste we generate each year. According to a report by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Bharat uses 3.3 million tonnes of plastic waste each year. Now the question arises, if we are recycling plastics and reducing plastic uses with awareness then why is the use of plastic not reducing? Due to the rapid urbanization, spread in retail chains, cosmetics industries, and some of the consumer items, the use of plastic is alarming.
We often overlook the diurnal dustbins which are made of plastic – we ignored what happens to those dustbins after they are damage. Diurnal dustbins are thrown in dump yards with other unrecyclable plastics that contribute to a percentage of the rising plastic waste. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), also known as Vinyl, is the most ruinous plastic form. Starting from the production to its disposal, it releases a toxic chloride chemical that results in severe health problems such as cancer, immune system damage, and hormonal disbalance. About 40 million tonnes of PVC are manufactured each year. And dustbins are one of those that is made of PVCs’.
Bharat has grown up with a positive attitude, it has solutions for every problem. A Dehradun-based company Fiable Cleantech Pvt. Ltd., owned by Sh. Robin Chhabra and Kamna Chhabra, is manufacturing recyclable dustbins since 2016 under the Swachh Baharat Abhiyan. Fiable dustbins are made up of virgin plastics which are more durable and recyclable. These dustbins after breakage or damage can be again grounded into granules to make other products.
At the starting of the process, Fiable Cleantech Pvt. Ltd uses raw virgin material which does not have a mixing of other materials. They also use virgin polyethylene bags that are unusable in the market. They melt both the plastics into granules which undergoes processing that further comes out as dustbins and other products.
We might think why buy these dustbins? Because they are durable, affordable, recyclable, and do less harm to the environment. Even after years, if the dustbin breaks, this can be melted, grounded, processed again to make new products. Fiable is addressing the growing problem of plastic waste for a clean, healthy, and disease-free environment.