After India's immediate Prime Minister Narendra Modi stopped the use of plastic, awareness is slowly building in people. Now in Chhattisgarh, the Forest Department is using plastic bottles to plant saplings.
According to media reports, waste plastic bottles are being recycled for planting and growing saplings in Ramanujganj nursery with the help of women workers who are employed through this eco-friendly measure as an initiative of District Forest Department. Amarlata Minz, one of the women working in India, said that we collect bottles from cities and bring them here. The bottles are then cut and filled with fertile soil to plant a sapling. During this time other parts of the bottle are also used.
This practice was adopted after the ban on the use of plastic and hence it was introduced to preserve the bottles used and to grow a plant. After the administration has banned polythene, we have adopted this new technique in which bottles are being brought here. They make it either in their homes or here. They cut the bottle and make two holes to pass a wire. Soil, cow dung and manure are kept in the bottle.