Introduction

According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) report 2018-19, India created 3.3 million metric tonnes of plastic garbage in 2018-19. This equated to about 9,200 tonnes each day (TPD). India is dependent heavily on plastic and 60% of this plastic waste remains unrecycled. Aditya Banger, a 17-year-old resident from Bhilwara in Rajasthan is fighting this menace head-on. Bright recycled fabric from waste, a unique venture in all regards.

Aditya Banger (17),  in front of his processing unit

A young entrepreneur converts a whopping 10-tonnes of plastic waste into fabric daily. Only 17-year-old Aditya is at the forefront of the battle against climate change.

fabric of change

The processing unit takes 2 days to convert plastic waste into the fabric. Currently studying in 12th class at the Mayo college in Rajasthan, Aditya has an interesting story.

Aditya accompanied his uncle on a trip to China and witnessed new innovating ideas in the textile business. He was 10 years old when he saw the unique plastic processing unit in China. The young entrepreneur immediately felt inspired and knew the value of this idea. He pitched this idea to his parents who agreed and in turn supported his venture.

Aditya had to enlist support from a  foreign firm and established a unit that was set up in Bhilwara. He can not only reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills, but he can also now make high-quality textile.

ten tonnes of innovation

Plastic garbage in the facility goes through the wash and cleaned properly. The plastic is subsequently broken down into filaments. Filaments are little particles of plastic. These filaments are fused and spun into yarn. The parent company, ” Kanchan India Limited “, then turns this yarn into cloth.

The final fabric coming out of the processing unit

The procurement of waste plastic even though a major part of landfills is proving to be costly. Aditya is requesting locals and other people to send them their waste plastic in turn of throwing it away. As a result, plastic waste is cut at the source. This lowers fabric prices even more. Recycled fabric from this plant is as much as 2 times more durable than cotton. 10 tonnes of plastic gives life to these recycled fabric rolls.

You can help Aditya and his innovation by sending plastic to  A 110 Shastri Nagar, Bhilwara, 311001, Rajasthan. For more information click here.

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