As part of the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ the Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) has installed bottle crusher units to recycle waste plastic bottles at six of their stations.
The operators of the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar metro corridor installed these units, named Swachh Bharat Recycling Machine at stations with the maximum footfall- DN Nagar, Andheri, Chakala, Marol Naka, Saki Naka and Ghatkopar.
Developed by Wild West Media, the crushing units will provide commuters an eco-friendly facility to dispose of waste plastic bottles. They can consume around 5,000 bottles in a day.
The crushed bottles will be recycled to be used as raw material for making clothes, carpets and grocery bags. To ensure their repeated usage the commuters are being rewarded with redeemable coupons, which is dispensed from the machine after inserting the used bottle. These coupons can be used at select brands to avail discounts of 20-25 percent.