Lesson learnt from Rs 200-cr Auli wedding: Chamoli finds unique way to fight plastic waste
The project will finally help the city find a smarter way to segregate and convert garbage.
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While the Guptas were fined Rs 1.5 lakh for littering, the local authorities were concerned about the excessive plastic waste left behind.
Within three days of clearing the ski resort, the Chamoli Municipality has now decided to fight the challenge of waste by turning old plastic into recyclable tiles.
Currently, the municipality does not have a proper place to dispose the garbage. So, this project that is expected to cost Rs 20 lakh will help the city in segregating garbage, and converting plastic waste into a useful product.
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In a statement to a news agency, ANI, Anil Pant, Executive Officer of the Chamoli Municipality, said, "We have a project where we will be converting the plastic waste into tiles. Every day, 6-7 tonnes of plastic waste is generated in the region. Earlier, we use to compact it and send it outside, but now we will recycle it and utilise it. We will use these tiles on roads throughout the city".
The wedding celebrations of Suryakant Gupta, son of Ajay, took place from June 18 to 20, while the nuptials of Atul's son, Shashank, were solemnised between June 20 and 22.