Benches made from recycled plastic installed at Churchgate station

In an official statement, Indian Railways stated that this is the first time that recycled plastic has been used for passenger facility

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In a unique initiative, Western Railways (WR) has installed benches made out of recycled plastic at Churchgate station premises. 

In an official statement, Indian Railways stated that this is the first time that recycled plastic has been used for passenger facility. This effort is a step taken towards promoting 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan'.

Plastic benches are installed on platform number two and three at the north end of Churchgate railway station. Three such benches were created in collaboration with M/S Bisleri International Private Limited under the 'bottle for change' programme. 

'Bottles for Change' aims to aware the public about the importance of recycling plastic and not to treat it as waste which will lead to a cleaner environment. 

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The plastic is first to cut into small pieces and the sliced pieces are spread in trays as per the required width. This tray is placed in an oven and heated to a specific temperature. In the process, almost 40-50 kg of soft plastic is used. 

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