#LBBLoves: You Can Now Recycle Plastic Bottles At Mumbai Train Stations

Jayati posted on 22 March

Ten-Second Takeaway

A green initiative by the Indian Railways, “Swacch Bharat Recycle” machines aka recycle machines have been set up at major train stations pan-Mumbai, including Churchgate, Bandra and Andheri station.

How Does It Work?

Under the umbrella initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan, Indian Railways launched recycling machines at the train stations in Mumbai. First inaugurated at the Churchgate station on June 5, these recycling machines will use up old-used plastic bottles {at least 500 a day can be crushed}, according to Financial Express.

It works on a really simple ground, put in a bottle or a can with authentic bar codes, and you’ll be displayed three options. From donation, mobile recharge and discount {from the outlets that have tied up for this initiative}, choose an option and keep the printed receipt.

These machines have been set up at major stations that include Churchgate, Mumbai Central, Bandra, Dadar, Santacruz, Goregaon, Borivali and Bhayandar. The recycled bottles will be then used in making clothes, carpets, shopping bags via the fibre-manufacturing companies.

So, We're Saying...

Following Capital City’s ban on all usage of plastic forms, this initiative is a green signal towards a clean and resourceful India. According to a TOI report, plastic bottles from India contribute to 60% of the plastic that is dumped in ocean’s every year, an alarming figure.

Therefore, with such initiatives and rewards associated with recycling {like the discounts} motivates more and more people to come out and recycle contributing to a greener economy.