Delhi: Global conclave on plastic recycling and sustainability begins at Bharat Mandapam

- July 4, 2024
| By : Patriot Bureau |

According to organisers, the Conclave will address critical issues surrounding plastic use and the plastic recycling industry

Delhi: The four-day Global Conclave on Plastic Recycling and Sustainability kicked off at Bharat Mandapam in Pragati Maidan here on Thursday to brainstorm on ways to manage plastic waste and reduce pollution.

Secretary, Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, Nivedita Shukla Verma, in her inaugural address, said that the conclave was of paramount importance at a time when only 10 per cent of the total plastic waste generated globally was recycled. She said despite transitioning from a material of wonder to a victim of its own success, the plastic industry remains one of the leading contributors to the economy and in providing employment to millions globally.

She reminded stakeholders that a concerted and collaborative effort across various sectors is necessary to enhance recycling and manage plastic waste.

The conclave, jointly organised by the All India Plastics Manufacturers Association (AIPMA) and the Chemicals and Petrochemicals Manufacturers’ Association (CPMA), focuses on the rising use of plastic, its impact on the environment, and the steps needed for solutions.

The four-day event serves as a significant platform for discussing innovations and advancements in plastic recycling. It has brought together global leaders to share their perspectives on creating a greener tomorrow through sustainable practices in the plastics industry.

Ram Inder Singh Kochar, Promoter and Managing Director of Al Mehtab Industries told Patriot, “This conclave marks a pivotal moment for the plastics industry in India. By bringing together innovators and leaders, we are setting the stage for a sustainable future. The opportunities discussed here will pave the way for significant advancements in plastic recycling and sustainability.”

He said that Al Mehtab Industries plays a crucial role in organising this mega event. “As a leader in adopting and pioneering cutting-edge technology in India, AMI is committed to reducing carbon footprints and contributing to ecological balance.”

During the event, speakers highlighted the importance for recyclers to seize business opportunities in the circular economy, especially as governments enforce plastic sustainability throughout the supply chain. Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (rPET) is a form of plastic produced from repurposed PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) waste collected from businesses and consumers.

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The mega event aims to illuminate numerous prospects for trade across various sectors by highlighting business opportunities, the latest trends, and cutting-edge innovations. The exhibition showcases products on sustainability, boosting brand visibility, and introducing new offerings to industry professionals, engaging stakeholders across the entire supply chain. India’s largest players in the plastic recycling market have gathered to share their insights and trade secrets, further enhancing the event’s impact.

When: Until July 7, 2024

Where: Bharat Mandapam in Pragati Maidan, Delhi