Rcycledelic FIFA Mural made by Upcycling used Plastic Bottle Caps – Plastic Waste in Navi Mumbai

Green Society Forum the developer of Mother India Board and on street campaigner of NMMT Bus Day has once again came up with an unique applied visual art Recycledelic FIFA Mural. The mural has stolen the hearts of 40 thousands of students of Navi Mumbai who had taken part in NMMC organized FIFA Walkathon. The monument has been placed just opposite the NMMC Headquarter on Palm Beach Road, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai.

The monument was unveiled by the hands of Navi Mumbai Mayor Sudhakar Sonawane in presence of NMMC Commissioner Dr. N. Ramaswami, Deputy Mayor Avinash Lad, Deputy Municipal Commissioner Tushar Pawar, ETC Director Varsha Bhagat, and other eminent people.

K Benoy, Concept Director informed “The ‘Recycledelic FIFA Mural’ has been developed by Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) & Green Society Forum’s Green Placemakers under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Swachh Navi Mumbai Mission). With the vision to transform Navi Mumbai into Zero waste, Eco Friendly, Smart Art City.”

Nikhil M, Public Relation Director, explained the development process, “The monument has been made using more than 7000 used Plastic Bottle Caps. The caps were collected from across the Navi Mumbai city in 5 days. The monument was developed in 10 Days. The round shaped mural is 6.5 Feet Diameter and weighs around 250 kg”

Jaspal Singh Naol, Social Initiative Director, explained why Plastic Bottle Caps has been used, “There is a need to engage people in social transformation which is in itself a big challenge for the society. Creative and Green Innovative methodology is the only way we can transform human behaviour towards Nature. The threat of plastic to nature is no hidden fact. There is only two simple steps to solve this rising threat. First one is Stop or Limit usage of Plastic goods and the second is Conversion of Waste into Art form”

Kishor Biswas, Art Director added, “As a pilot project NMMC in association with Green Society Forum has open a Drop Off Centre at Mango Garden, CBD Belapur. One can drop off any old and unused plastic good, toys, cycles, etc. so that it can be transformed into an Art form. One can contribute time (Volunteer) to transform Navi Mumbai into Zero Waste, Eco Friendly, Smart Art City.”

The Team

Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation
Guider: Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation Commissioner Dr. N. Ramaswami
Mentor: Tushar Pawar, Dy Municipal Commissioner (Solid Waste Management Department, NMMC) & Machinder Patil (Senior Journalist)

Green Society Forum

The Team

Art Director: Kishor Biswas

Concept Director: Benoy K,

Social Initiative Director: Jaspal Singh Naol (Social Worker & Journalist)

Visual Director: Allwyn Augustine & Abu Ramzia

Public Relation Director: Nikhil M

Volunteers: Mohammed Arif Shaikh, Harpal Singh Naol, Kapil Malhotra, Sanjay Singh and Kunal Biswas

Mother India Board made by Upcycling E-Waste

First time in India Green Society Forum introduce an unique idea and created the map of India by using non functioning Mother Boards of Laptops. This was the very first monument developed by Forum to promote 4Rs and spread the message of  newly invented term ‘Retain meaning Upcycling’ in the field of Waste management.

Mother India Board is presently installed in three locations. One in the Cabin of Deputy Municipal Commissioner of Solid Waste Management of Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation at its Headquarter in CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai, second one is installed at Swachhta Park in Nisarg Udyan, Koperkhairane, Navi Mumbai and the third is installed at Botanical Garden, Science Centre, Puducherry run by Puducherry Government.

Challenge:

India is one of the biggest Electronic Goods consumer and on the similar grounds its going to be one of the biggest E-Waste developer.
However in the past the Basel Action Network (BAN) which works for prevention of globalisation of toxic chemicals has stated in a report that 50 to 80 per cent of e-waste collected by the US is exported to India, China, Pakistan, Taiwan and a number of African countries. India is the fifth biggest producer of e-waste in the world; discarding 1.7 million tonnes (Mt) of electronic and electrical equipment in 2014. Wherein Maharashtra tops with 20270.59 MT E waste.

Moreover in India, about 4.5 lakh child laborers in the age group of 10-14 are observed to be engaged in various E-waste activities and that too without adequate protection and safeguards in various yards and recycling workshops. E-waste contains over 1,000 toxic materials, which contaminate soil and ground water. Exposure can cause headache, irritability, nausea, vomiting, and eye pain. Recyclers may suffer liver, kidney and neurological disorders.

Solution:
Awareness and Training Workshops are the first step followed by Establishment of e-waste collection, exchange and recycling centres should be encouraged in partnership with public, private entrepreneurs and manufacturers. The other way out is transforming E-waste into Applied Visual Art by group of people or Individuals at grass root levels.

Future Plan:

Wants to collaborate with various Government Agencies, SMES, Corporates and NGO’s and Upcycle Waste into Applied Visual Art at a reasonable cost.

The Team

Art Director: Kishor Biswas

Concept Director: Benoy K,

Social Initiative Director: Jaspal Singh Naol (Social Worker & Journalist)

Visual Director: Allwyn Augustine & Abu Ramzia

Public Relation Director: Nikhil M

Volunteers: Mohammed Arif Shaikh, Harpal Singh Naol, Kapil Malhotra, Sanjay Singh and Kunal Biswas