Panaji: May 29,2018 …. Minister for Urban Development Shri Francis D’Souza launched Plastic Recycling Initiative at a function held at  Donapaula today.

This is a multi-stakeholder partnership to ensure a circular economy for plastic, kicked off in Goa. It is a result of an in initiative by United Nations Development  Programme ( UNDP ) and Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages  ( HCCB )to support sustainable plastic waste Management practices across 50 Indian Cities. While improving the socio economic conditions of waste pickers, especially women. Through this critical partnership, the aim is to better manage over 85.000tonnes of plastic waste per year and improve the lives of 37,500 waste pickers or safai Mitras.

In Goa UNDP India and HCCB with the Goa Waste Management Corporation will manage all matters related to waste, including plastic waste, to create a sustainable value chain in plastic recycling in Goa.

 Speaking on the occasion Shri D’Souza said that the disposal of garbage is a matter of concern across the world which is   increasing day by day.  It has led to pollution and contamination   of   water and environment too. Plastic garbage has become a problem which requires cooperation of people. Proper waste management, segregation   of garbage,  reducing  the use of plastic through which we can overcome the problem of plastic.

Shri D’Souza further   appreciated   the initiative of the UNDP India and HCCB partnership to create a model that ensures a circular economy for plastic waste by generating value of used plastic thereby reducing plastic litter.

Managing Director of  Goa Waste Management Corporation while addressing  said that, It is a welcome initiative to establish circularity in plastic waste management and holds immense promise in tackling the plastic management issue in the state.

Mrs. Christina Ruggiero, CEO, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd.Mrs. Marina Waqlter, Country Director, UNDP, Sater pickers  among  others who attended the function.

Shri Richard Dias welcomed and compered the function. 



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