Paper Bag dissemination at swearing-in ceremony shows Modi’s commitment to eliminate all single-use plastic by 2022

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Paper Bag dissemination at swearing-in ceremony shows Modi’s commitment to eliminate all single-use plastic by 2022

 New Delhi | 5 June 2019 | The Pulp and Paper Times:

This is a good gesture for Paper industry that Our Prime Minster himself endorsed and promote paper in everybody life. The distribution of 7000 Paper bag at the oath taking function of Mr. Modi, gives a strong and clear message to country that ‘Clean Environment’ is the first priority of Government.      

A unit of KVIC, Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute (KNHPI) at Jaipur, supplied the handmade paper bags for the dignitaries present at the oath taking ceremony to keep water bottles. Modi is also the biggest brand ambassador of KVIC. KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said, “It was like ‘Khadi India’ was saluting its patron from all angles at that event.

Apart to this, Mr. Modi signals a commitment to eliminate all single-use plastic in the country by 2022 on World Environment Day.

“The choices that we make today will define our collective future,” said Modi on Tuesday. “The choices may not be easy. But through awareness, technology, and a genuine global partnership, I am sure we can make the right choices. Let us all join together to beat plastic pollution and make this planet a better place to live.”

The pledge is the most ambitious yet of the global actions to combat plastic pollution that are taking place in 60 nations around the world. Modi’s move aims to drastically stem the flow of plastic from the 1.3 billion people living in the fastest growing economy in the world.

“Paper Industry should fine tune its capacity to cater the huge demand of paper which will arise after 2022 if plastic ban completely implement. Million tonnes of plastic waste is going to convert in million tonnes of paper production,” said by a Paper Mill owner.

According to a statement by KVIC, the paper bags were made under KVIC’s project REPLAN (Reducing Plastic in Nature) and its manufacturing process involved waste plastic being collected, cleaned, chopped, beaten and given chemical treatment for softness. After that, it was mixed with paper raw material, that is, cotton rags pulp in a ratio of 80 per cent (pulp) and 20 per cent (plastic waste) and finally sheets were made from it, the statement said.

In 2014, Modi pledged to bring electricity to the almost 20,000 that still lacked power by 2019. On 28 April, he claimed this had been achieved.

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