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The unveiling of the world’s largest T-shirt made out of 100% recycled plastic

A historic moment in the history of plastics in India took place at the Goregaon sports club in the city of Mumbai

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A historic moment in the history of plastics in India took place on the 5th of January 2018 at the Goregaon sports club in the city of Mumbai where the world’s largest T-shirt made out of 100% recycled plastic was unveiled.

The T-shirts which weighs around three thousand kg’s and has the dimensions of 100 m x 70m will be entirely utilized to make a figure of 10,000 T-shirts which will be distributed to under-privileged kids which indeed is a huge step towards humanity and it sticks to the tag line they withheld “Your plastic can clothe a child”. Among 200,000 PET bottles were recycled for this mission and a clear message about how many plastic wastes still exists in the country and how it can be channelled to reuse, recycle and rebuild something through proper segregation was stated.

This milestone event was audited by Swapnil Dhangarikar a representative of Guinness book of world records and he was pleased and enlightened with this wonderful initiative .“The previous record which existed was made out of a much simpler material and this record is much more difficult and unique because it’s made out of such a material which is also benefiting the environment and Guinness is pleased to be a part of this cause and record because in this case, the cause is bigger than the record itself” were few kind words expressed by him.

This initiative was possible through the help of various organizations which was initiated by PLASTINDIA FOUNDATION and supported by PLASTINDIA Empowering Growth association, SUSHILA PARMAR INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD and MANJUSHREE TECHNOPACK LTD and the T-shirt was stitched by INTERNATIONAL KNITWEAR COMPANY and the concept was conceived and curated by CONSUMER LINKS. Their following representatives were glad to express the success of the mission and inform the world how vital it is to segregate, reuse and recycle plastics in a proper manner.

Mr. Vijay Merchant the president of All India Plastic Manufacturers Association (AIPMA) clarified a message that “The people of India should understand that in today’s time we do not throw the old newspapers, we segregate it aside because it is embedded in our head that it has a value, if people realise that even plastics can be recycled and has a value people will stop littering it. This is a challenge called a societal challenge, to change the thinking of the society and to make them understand plastics have a value even after their first use”.

The chairman of the environment and plastic image Committee Mr Atul Kanuga along with Mr Sameer Joshi were the backbone of this event and the cause itself. “Our only and only moto is segregation at source thereby we can use every waste plastic properly and we will have to work together in all India basis for achieving this vast movement” were few humble words expressed by MR. Kanuga.

“It is a giant T-shirt but when it will be converted to 10,000 smaller T-shirts and when it will be distributed to the privileged or underprivileged, they will be the brand ambassadors for the collection, segregation and recycling of waste” was a very smart point made by Mr. K.K Saksaria the president of the PLASTINDIA FOUNDATION.

Mr Vimal Kedia the managing director of MANJUSHREE TECHNO PACK also stressed on the points of proper segregation of waste and that no plastic is a waste as it can be reused again “I should say only one thing, plastic when invented was called the eighth wonder of the world, we cannot manage ourselves without plastics in day to day life. Right from the morning, our toothbrush, toothpaste, phones, laptops and even the clothes that we are wearing are 60-70% plastic which no one realizes. The jeans are no more cotton they are polyester these days. The disposal of plastic is becoming a challenge and I can proudly say that India is one of the largest recyclers of plastics, but still some wastes are dumped into landfills and the ocean and hence it should be managed further and this initiative is a big step towards it. No plastic is waste and it can be reused and recycled again and again “.

One of the first major supporters of this dream was Rohit Parmar from SUSHILA PARMAR INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD and he strongly quoted “Plastic is not bad and that is what PLASTINDIA FOUNDATION has proved today. We cannot imagine our life without plastics, we cannot live without it and we have to believe that plastic is the need of the time and future and it’s essential that we take proper responsibility to manage, reuse and recycle it”.

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The Limelight of this event was Mr Afroz Shah who is a practising lawyer at the Mumbai high court, a social reformist and a recipient of the highest honour in the environmental field named as the “champions of the earth’ in 2006 by the United Nations. He has single-handedly undertaken the mission of a clean India and was the pioneer of what is regarded as the biggest beach cleaning movement of the world and was actively involved in it since the past 116 weeks to clean over 9 million kg’s of plastic waste and according to him his cleaning will continue until all the waste from the ocean has vanished. He shredded light on the thought that the people of India are responsible for littering and they should join the initiatives of a cleaner India rather than blaming the government or any regulating bodies. He motivated through such a quote “I have made this mission my personal journey and the 1.6 billion people of India should also make it theirs and if they don’t then the technical men and the commercial men will keep fighting and there will be no conclusion. Patriotism and the love for the country should be expressed in an external manifestation and in a positive way.”

The unveiling of the world’s largest T-shirt made out of 100% recycled plastic
A historic moment in the history of plastics in India took place on the 5th of January 2018 at the Goregaon sports club in the city of Mumbai where the world’s largest T-shirt made out of 100% recycled plastic was unveiled.

The T-shirts which weighs around three thousand kg’s and has the dimensions of 100 m x 70m will be entirely utilized to make a figure of 10,000 T-shirts which will be distributed to underprivileged kids which indeed is a huge step towards humanity and it sticks to the tagline they withheld “Your plastic can clothe a child”. Among 200,000 PET bottles were recycled for this mission and a clear message about how many plastic wastes still exists in the country and how it can be channelled to reuse, recycle and rebuild something through proper segregation was stated.

This milestone event was audited by Swapnil Dhangarikar a representative of Guinness book of world records and he was pleased and enlightened with this wonderful initiative .“The previous record which existed was made out of a much simpler material and this record is much more difficult and unique because it’s made out of such a material which is also benefiting the environment and Guinness is pleased to be a part of this cause and record because in this case, the cause is bigger than the record itself” were few kind words expressed by him.

This initiative was possible through the help of various organizations which was initiated by PLASTINDIA FOUNDATION and supported by PLASTINDIA Empowering Growth association, SUSHILA PARMAR INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD and MANJUSHREE TECHNOPACK LTD and the T-shirt was stitched by INTERNATIONAL KNITWEAR COMPANY and the concept was conceived and curated by CONSUMER LINKS. Their following representatives were glad to express the success of the mission and inform the world how vital it is to segregate, reuse and recycle plastics in a proper manner.

Mr. Vijay Merchant the president of All India Plastic Manufacturers Association (AIPMA) clarified a message that “The people of India should understand that in today’s time we do not throw the old newspapers, we segregate it aside because it is embedded in our head that it has a value, if people realise that even plastics can be recycled and has a value people will stop littering it. This is a challenge called a societal challenge, to change the thinking of the society and to make them understand plastics have a value even after their first use”.

The chairman of the environment and plastic image Committee Mr Atul Kanuga along with Mr Sameer Joshi were the backbone of this event and the cause itself. “Our only and only moto is segregation at source thereby we can use every waste plastic properly and we will have to work together in all India basis for achieving this vast movement” were few humble words expressed by MR. Kanuga.
“It is a giant T-shirt but when it will be converted to 10,000 smaller T-shirts and when it will be distributed to the privileged or underprivileged, they will be the brand ambassadors for the collection, segregation and recycling of waste” was a very smart point made by Mr. K.K Saksaria the president of the PLASTINDIA FOUNDATION.

Mr Vimal Kedia the managing director of MANJUSHREE TECHNO PACK also stressed on the points of proper segregation of waste and that no plastic is a waste as it can be reused again “I should say only one thing, plastic when invented was called the eighth wonder of the world, we cannot manage ourselves without plastics in day to day life. Right from the morning, our toothbrush, toothpaste, phones, laptops and even the clothes that we are wearing are 60-70% plastic which no one realizes. The jeans are no more cotton they are polyester these days. The disposal of plastic is becoming a challenge and I can proudly say that India is one of the largest recyclers of plastics, but still some wastes are dumped into landfills and the ocean and hence it should be managed further and this initiative is a big step towards it. No plastic is waste and it can be reused and recycled again and again “.

One of the first major supporters of this dream was Rohit Parmar from SUSHILA PARMAR INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD and he strongly quoted “Plastic is not bad and that is what PLASTINDIA FOUNDATION has proved today. We cannot imagine our life without plastics, we cannot live without it and we have to believe that plastic is the need of the time and future and it’s essential that we take proper responsibility to manage, reuse and recycle it”.
The Limelight of this event was Mr Afroz Shah who is a practising lawyer at the Mumbai high court, a social reformist and a recipient of the highest honour in the environmental field named as the “champions of the earth’ in 2006 by the United Nations. He has single-handedly undertaken the mission of a clean India and was the pioneer of what is regarded as the biggest beach cleaning movement of the world and was actively involved in it since the past 116 weeks to clean over 9 million kg’s of plastic waste and according to him his cleaning will continue until all the waste from the ocean has vanished. He shredded light on the thought that the people of India are responsible for littering and they should join the initiatives of a cleaner India rather than blaming the government or any regulating bodies. He motivated through such a quote “I have made this mission my personal journey and the 1.6 billion people of India should also make it theirs and if they don’t then the technical men and the commercial men will keep fighting and there will be no conclusion. Patriotism and the love for the country should be expressed in an external manifestation and in a positive way.”

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