Ladakh To Build Roads From Plastic Waste To Reduce Carbon Footprint

by Sanjana Shenoy
Ladakh To Build Roads From Plastic Waste To Reduce Carbon Footprint

Plastic pollution is the biggest threat to the planet. One of the most pristine destinations in India, Ladakh has taken strict measures to deal with plastic. Firstly, Ladakh banned plastic water bottles in government offices. And that’s just the beginning. Ladakh is on a mission toward ‘Carbon Neutral Ladakh’. And in yet another step in that direction, Ladakh will start building roads made of plastic to reduce its carbon footprint. Read on to know more

Ladakh To Build 10 Percent Of Roads Using Plastic Waste

The administration of Union Territory Ladakh will build at least 10 per cent of its roads using growing plastic. This will preserve ecology and also reduce carbon footprints in the Himalayas. To put these plans into action, Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) is now training local engineers to build roads using plastic waste. The Ladakh administration has also approved these plans to use plastic waste in the construction of roads in the hilly destination. 

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This Will Help Ladakh Become Carbon Neutral

According to a report by The Kashmir Walla, Divisional Commissioner Ladakh stated that Ladakh engineers and officials are learning to reuse plastic waste for road construction. Advanced techniques for the same are being learnt by them. Using plastic waste on roads will help Ladakh in its mission to become carbon-neutral. This will protect Ladakh’s fragile environment and make it an eco-friendly sustainable destination.