Mumbai: Soon, turn in your waste plastic to get potable water from MithiMMRDA signs MoU to restore, clean and beautify 6-km river stretch in its...

Mumbai: Soon, turn in your waste plastic to get potable water from MithiMMRDA signs MoU to restore, clean and beautify 6-km river stretch in its...Mumbai: Soon, turn in your waste plastic to get potable water from Mithi
MMRDA signs MoU to restore, clean and beautify 6-km river stretch in its jurisdiction
In a unique project to clean up Mithi River and encourage people to dispose of their plastic responsibly, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has tied up with private entities to enable Mumbaikars to hand over their waste plastic and get potable water in exchange. Under the theme `Value Plastic for Water’, a customised solar operated machine from Finland will be installed on the river in Bandra Kurla Complex by next month, which will filter the river’s water and make it potable.

MMRDA on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United Nations Technology Innovation Labs (UNTIL), Mumbai-based organisation Earth5R, VTT technical research centre of Finland and River Recycle Oy Finland to clean the marine debris floating in Mithi River.

"The world’s first such machine will be in the Mithi River, recycling polluted water for drinking purposes. Later, it will be installed in other countries like Thailand. It will filter the Mithi River water. A mobile application will be available, and people can turn in plastic and equivalent units of water will be filtered from the river for drinking purposes,” explained Saurabh Gupta, founder of Earth5R.
SOURCE https://www.freepressjournal.in/mumbai/soon-turn-in-your-waste-plastic-to-get-potable-water-from-mithi