Incidentally rag pickers digging in waste dumps were the ones, who inspired Ibombi to plunge into recycling waste. He further revealed that lack of knowledge of recycling is what keeps the developed and the underdeveloped world apart.
“Even though, the per capita use of plastic was 109 kilo per head in develop countries like Japan as per 2015 census, there was hardly any plastic waste scattered in their rivers and their surroundings. Compared to this figure, Manipur that has a plastic usage rate of 9 kilo per head, plastic wastes are scattered everywhere,” revealed the man who is fomenting a plastic recycling revolution in the border state.
Itombi, invited each and everyone in the state to bring plastic waste to his factory in exchange for flowerpots that his recycling plant manufactures. He observed that the public invariably depends on plastic for their needs and outright neglects them, once they have been utilized not realizing that the same plastic may be recycled again and utilized again.
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