PM Modi wears jacket made from recycled plastic - PHOTO
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always been at the forefront when it comes to the fight against climate change. Today, he reached Parliament to reply to the Motion of Thanks on President's address in the Lok Sabha while wearing a sky-blue 'bandhgala' jacket, made from recycled plastic. This jacket is not the usual one as it has been made from recycled PET bottles.
The jacket was presented to PM Modi by the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) at the India Energy Week in Bengaluru. More than 10 crore PET bottles will be recycled to make sustainable garments for IOC employees and armed forces.
Under the 'Unbottled' initiative of Indian Oil, the Prime Minister on Monday launched the uniforms made from recycled plastic at the ongoing India Energy Week 2023 in Bengaluru.
Yesterday, in Bengaluru during #IndiaEnergyWeek, Indian Oil Corporation presented @PMOIndia a waistcoat made by using single use plastic bottles.
PM @narendramodi participated in today’s Rajya Sabha discussions wearing this blue coloured waistcoat. #LiFE pic.twitter.com/uyC0Fmxv8F
— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) February 8, 2023
During the event, PM Modi linked India's effort for Green Growth, and Energy Transition with Indian values where the circular economy is part of every Indian's lifestyle and Reduce, Reuse and Recycling are part of the culture.
He said initiatives of recycling plastic bottles into uniforms will strengthen Mission LIFE.
"These huge efforts of India towards green growth and energy transition also reflect our values. Circular economy, in a way, is a part of the lifestyle of every Indian. The mantra of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle has been ingrained in our values. Today, we got to see an example of this here. You have seen uniforms made by recycling plastic waste bottles. It does not lack anywhere as far as the world of fashion and beauty is concerned. The target of recycling 100 million. such bottles every year will go a long way in protecting the environment," PM Modi has said.
Guided by the vision of the Prime Minister to phase out single-use plastic, Indian Oil has adopted uniforms for retail customer attendants and LPG delivery personnel made from recycled polyester (rPET) & cotton.
Each set of uniforms of Indian Oil's customer attendant shall support the recycling of around 28 used PET bottles.
Indian Oil is taking this initiative further through 'Unbottled" - a brand for sustainable garments launched for merchandise made from recycled polyester. Under this brand, Indian Oil targets to meet the requirement of uniforms for the customer attendants of other Oil Marketing Companies, non-combat uniforms for the Army, uniforms/ dresses for Institutions & sales to retail customers.
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