Sunday, December 15, 2013

Plastics Industry commits itself to increase percentage of recycled products and evoke better civic discipline among masses

Plastics Industry commits itself to increase percentage of recycled products and evoke better civic discipline among masses

MUMBAI 14th DECEMBER 2013: The plastic industry has committed itself to all that it can do to minimize the impact of plastics on the environment. Putting strong emphasis on the need to enhance recycling capability and creating higher percentage of recycled products the industry is putting its heads together to find effective solutions.

This is visible at Plastivision India 2013, India’s largest B2B gathering of plastic industry and its other stake holders. The event has a special focus on this issue and has created a GREEN PAVILLION for people to understand how plastics can be environment friendly.

Among the innovations on display include several options available in biodegradable plastics and its various usabilities. Several biodegradable masterbatches are being demonstrated as additives that can makeplastics biodegradable.

The five-day trade fair is also trying to send that important message that recycling plastics is extremely relevant in the Indian context. Mr. Raju Desai, Chairman Plastivision-2013, mentioned that, “India needs to catch up upon its percentage of recycled plastics in its total consumption. Though we have substantial recycling capacity, the hurdle is absence of sufficient infrastructure to collect plastic waste. For this, a better civic discipline is the first step that needs to be initiated. The government, the civic bodies and the plastic industry needs to work closely on this. People should stop littering plastic waste. Once this is achieved, every other solution will fall in its place almost automatically.”

Desai continued, “The industry is more than committed to see this succeed. We are willing to walk more than half the distance and join hands with anyone who shows any initiative. What will also work as a catalyst would be incentive schemes and favorable policies to encourage plastic recycling.”

About Plastivision India 2013

Plastivision India 2013 isthe 9th edition of the trade fair that is organised by AIPMA. This event is held at Mumbai at the interval of every three years. Over the years, Plastivision India has become a flagship event in India and is on the calendar of plastics industry worldwide. Plastivision India 2013 would be the biggest in the series so far held between 12-16 December. Plastivision India 2013 is witnessing participation by over 1500 companies from India and 30 other countries. The trade fair is being held in area spanning nearly 70,000 sq. mtrs and expects visits by over 100,000 core businessmen and other key stakeholders. Plastivision India 2013 would be the biggest trade fair held in the city of Mumbai.

About The All India Plastics Manufacturers’ Association

The All India Plastics Manufacturers’ Association (AIPMA) is a 65-year old body with 25 member associations from across India affiliated to it. AIPMA is dedicated to the development and growth of plastic industry and contribute to India's growth. AIPMA is based at Mumbai and has Regional Offices at Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata. With more than 2500 direct members and 22000 members through Affiliated Associations from more than 175 cities across India, representing various segments of the industry such as polymer manufacturers, machinery manufacturers, processors, moulds& dies makers, traders, exporters, manufacturers, processors, moulds& consultants, institutions and many more.  90% of AIPMA members are from MSME Sector.

Since 1992, AIPMA is partnering and is Sole Selling Principal Agents in India for  premier Plastics Exhibitions like  Arabplast, Dubai, Plastpack Africa, South Africa, NPE US,  etc. AIPMA also organises Trade delegations to K  exhibition - Germany,  Koplas - Korea, NPE, USA, Taipeiplast - Taiwan,  Asiamold - China, Chinaplas, China and  many more. In India, AIPMA helps its members through organising trade fairs like Plastivision India.  Internationally AIPMA is organisingPlastivision Arabia at Sharjah every two years to enhance the exports in the Middle East and Africa.

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