Joining the battle against plastic waste, Indian Railways is installing plastic bottle crushing machines at 2,000 stations across the country.
“At a time when plastics in general, and plastic bottles in particular, are being widely recognised as being extremely harmful to the environment, we are undertaking concrete steps to raise awareness to battle the plastic menace,” a senior Railways official involved in the cleanliness drive at stations told IANS.
There is a huge consumption of plastic bottles for cold drinks and water every day at stations across the country.
According to a report in 2009 by the Comptroller and Auditor General, approximately 6,289 tonnes of plastic waste is discarded onto India’s railway tracks. Read More