Watch: Road made from Plastic Waste in Tripura
The state of Tripura now has its first-ever road build by using non-recyclable plastic waste. The first-of-its-kind initiative has been taken under the Agartala Smart City Limited (ASCL) project and aims to reduce plastic waste generated in the state.
The 680 meter long road has been constructed in front of the Women’s College near BK Road in the capital city of Agartala. The road has been constructed using Bitumen & plastic in a ratio 40: 60, and the cost has come around 70 lacs.
“This is for the first time in Tripura that waste plastic was collected and recycled. This is a first-of-its-kind initiative in Tripura and through this, I would like to set an example of how plastic waste is reduced by putting it to judicious use. This initiative is a beautiful example of how we can make our environment plastic-free and use plastic waste in public welfare projects.“Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, speaking to ANI at the inauguration
In July 2018, during a review meeting, Biplab Kumar Deb had asked AMC officials to construct at least 500 metres of a road using waste plastic to reduce pollution.
Chief Minister Biplab added that this is just a trial but in the coming days, more such plastic roads will be constructed to reuse the plastic waste generated. He also stated that generally, plastic which has high usage in our daily life is a menace as waste, that affects environmental quality and ecosystem health and globally scientists and environmentalists are worried about unmanageable plastic pollution.