~ Bisleri spreads awareness on plastic recycling at National convention 2020 by Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini ~
20th January, 2020, Mumbai: Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini in collaboration with National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) and All India Plastics Manufacturers' Association (AIPMA) organized a National Convention on 18th January, 2020 at Keshav Srushti, Uttan, Bhayander, Thane (near Mumbai), on the theme ‘Elimination of Single-Use Plastics (SUPs). Mr. Angelo George, CEO, Bisleri International was among the panelist and shared his views on consumer need for clean and safe water, role of affordable packaging materials and need of educating people about responsible disposal of used plastic. Bisleri’s initiative – ‘Bottles for Change’ which works on the same topics was presented before the audience. While Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra graced the valedictory ceremony.
Over a year ago, Bisleri successfully launched Bottles for Change an initiative of plastic recycling that aims to create awareness among citizens about the importance of how plastic should be treated as a valuable resource and not as waste. Through this initiative, Bisleri ensures channelizing all kinds of used clean plastic for recycling, increasing the value of the material, thus ensuring the greener cleaner environment.
India, today is on the verge of starting a historic movement by addressing the issue of Single-Use Plastics, setting an example for the world after our Hon’ble Prime Minister has called on the nation to work towards ending the consumption of single-use plastics by 2022. The goal of the National Convention was to start narratives and discussions on creating possibilities for preventing single-use plastic and to identify solutions that can be implemented and scaled up eventually.
The idea behind this conference was to bring together the key stakeholders: Government, Industry, NGOs, Civil Society Organizations, Start-ups and Academicians to synergies best practices to explore innovative ways to deal with the issue of single-use plastics. An EXPO of innovation technologies in India that are targeting minimization of single use-plastics was also organized as part of this convention.
Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini’s flagship programme, the Annual National Convention has over the years evolved into an academic platform generating nationwide deliberations on topics of high public interest.