Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Recycling plastic bottles

I have been selling all used plastic bottles, boxes, and all other plastic things that are waste in my home to the local scrap buyer (kabadiwala) for many years. I know for a fact that if a kabadiwala is paying me money to buy old plastic then there ought to be a reason for it. I googled and figured that used plastic is crushed and processed to make different things, but I did not find a well written document which explained what really happens with all this plastic.

Just today, I read an article in the newspaper which gave me more reasons not to throw away the plastic that gets accumulated at home into the garbage bin. My husband sometimes makes fun of me, and my parents and sister think that I'm mad. Don't know what my friends would call me; I never discuss my recycling madness with them. I know what I'm doing and I'm happy being myself!


Pinky Says said...

I wonder what they do in our area. In the older days everything was recycled even old clothes were quilted, jars were reused...glass jars were available but these days plastic plastic everywhere.

Chandrima Roy said...

The problem is with the mindset, especially, in big cities. No one has the time to do anything extra, plus people have a lot of expendable cash.