Dehradun: Under the agreement between Gati Foundation and IIP, second plastic bank was established in the city on Friday. This plastic bank was set up at the Rajpur Road branch of Ess Ell Honda, the largest two wheeler dealership in the country and Uttarakhand. Earlier, the city’s first plastic bank has been established at Drishti Eye Institute.
Gati Foundation formed the Plastic Bank in the presence of officials and staff of Ess Ell Honda . It was told that many new two-wheelers are sold daily from the showrooms of Ess Ell Honda located in Dehradun. Apart from this, a large number of two-wheelers come for service. Single-use plastics are used in big quantities for packing. Plastic is also used in packing of oil and other parts used in service of vehicles. It is estimated that 300 to 400 kg plastic waste comes out every month from Ess Ell Honda, Dehradun.
On the occasion of the establishment of Plastic Bank, Director of Ess Ell Honda, Narendra Batra expressed happiness over the opening of Plastic Bank at the dealership. He said that earlier they used to dispose off plastic waste at their own level. However, now after opening the plastic bank, it will be disposed off in a scientific manner. Batra said that he would also motivate the staff to deposit single use plastics in such plastic banks.
Anoop Nautiyal, Founder of Gati Foundation, said that this is the second plastic bank in the city. In the coming days, efforts will be made to establish more plastic banks in institutions where single use plastic is used in large quantities. He appealed to the various city based organizations to try to collect plastic waste in such plastic banks. Anoop said that the plastic deposited in this bank will be used to make diesel in the plant installed at the Indian Institute of Petroleum. Plastics that cannot be used in this work will be disposed off scientifically.
Apart from the staff of Ess Ell Honda, Rishabh Srivastava, Pyare Lal, Vidush Pandey and Praveen Upreti from Gati Foundation were also present on the occasion.