Q1. Who can participate in this campaign?
A. The campaign is open to anyone willing to contribute. This includes both BSG members and non-members living in Delhi-NCR.
Q2. What is meant by the segregation of plastic?
A. Segregation of plastic involves the process of separating plastic from any other waste items and storing this waste plastic separately to send it for recycling.
Q3. What kind of plastic can be sent for recycling through this campaign?
Any kind of plastic can be sent for recycling, excluding e-waste and glass materials. For example (including but not limited to):
- Plastic beverage bottles
- Plastic food containers
- Plastic salad dressing bottles
- Plastic milk jugs/packets (not tetra packs)
- Plastic shampoo bottles/packets
- Plastic lotion bottles
- Plastic detergent containers/packets
- Plastic masala, dal, sauce packets
- Plastic biscuit and other confectionary wrappers
- Plastic bags
- Plastic food wraps
- Plastic straws
- Plastic cutlery: Single-use plastic forks, knives, spoon, cups etc
- Plastic packaging of products
Q4. Is washing necessary for all types of plastic?
A. Washing is not a requirement for every type of plastic. Only plastics that are soiled, like shampoo/ conditioner/ moisturizer bottles/packets, sauces/ cooking oil/ lotion bottles/packets, and milk packets, need to be washed or cleaned.
Q5. What is the timeframe for the campaign?
A. Segregation of plastic at home will be till October 1, 2023.
Deposting plastic at the collection center will be on October 2, 2023.
Collection of plastic by recycling vans will be between October 3 to October 9, 2023.
Q6. Where should the plastic be stored?
A. Plastic should be collected in one’s own homes until October 1, 2023.
Q7. When should the plastic be deposited?
A. All plastic from one’s home can be deposited at the district's designated collection address on October 2, 2023.
Q8. How will the recycling vans be informed about plastic collection?
A. Based on the address and quantity of plastic entered by the DPC in the BSG for SDG mobile app, the BSG Headquarters will plan the route map of the recycling vans to cover all districts within the same geography. This will also ensure optimum utilization of fuel. The date on which the van will arrive at each collection center will be informed by BSG Headquarters to the DPC at least 1 day prior to the collection.
Q9. Can any other BSG member who is not a designated DPC enter the quantity of plastic in the app?
A. No, access to the app's data entry page will be provided exclusively to the DPC of each district.
Q10. Is appointing a DPC necessary?
A. Yes, appointing a DPC is essential as they will be responsible for overseeing plastic collection in the district, managing the app, and being the central point of contact for BSG Headquarters to ensure the smooth collection of the plastic by recycling vans.