PLASTIC POLLUTION

A menace the needs immediate attention

1 MILLION

PET Bottles Get Added to the Ecosystem Each Minute

Every year, we are dumping more than 300 million tonnes of plastic waste on the planet. Our oceans are the receiving body for much of the plastic waste generated on land. Estimates suggest that almost 5.25 trillion individual plastic particles are floating on the surface of our oceans and this massive waste weighs more than 2,44,000 tonnes.

20,000 bottles manufactured per second and more than a million plastic bottles are dumped in the ecosystem each minute. Out of 481 billion plastic bottles produced every year, only 9%, that is, less than 45 billion bottles are recycled. Plastic bottles take almost 1,000 years to decompose which is putting almost 700 species on the brink of extinction.

The Damage

We are doing

3.3 Million

metric tonnes of plastic waste is generated in India each year.

Almost

38 Billion

water bottles end up in landfills in the USA alone per year.

Half of all the plastic ever manufactured has been made in the last

15 Years

TIME TO BREAK FREE

from Plastic Bottles!

Did you know that human health is fundamentally linked to the oceans as more than 70% of the oxygen produced in the atmosphere is produced from marine plants. It takes 1,000 years for plastic bottles to decompose while continuously leaking pollutants to the soil and water. Plastic bottles decompose into microplastics which are then consumed by marine animals. This damage and death of marine life is indirectly impacting human health. Microplastics have been detected not only in commercial seafood but also in drinking water. It is high time we take responsibility and break free from plastic.

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What really happens to the plastic you throw away - Emma Bryce

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Plastic Pollution

Conserving the Environment. One Step at a Time

The only growth that we care about at Welspun Flooring is the sustainable one. We believe in creating and leaving a sustainable future for the next generations to come. That’s why, everything we do, everything we create, focuses on reducing the burden on mother Earth. Welspun is at the forefront of making a positive contribution to the planet.

INTRODUCING

Only one out of six plastic bottles produced are recycled. That means they either end up in landfills or in our oceans and stay around for the next 1,000 years or more. The leading vision at Welspun Flooring is creating optimum stakeholder value through sustainable solutions. Our team understood the challenges of the ever growing plastic pollution and identified an opportunity to create an impact through reduction of plastic bottle pollution. We believe that our ResilonX initiative is a stepping stone in tackling this massive problem.

Welspun Flooring intends to create PET yarn through the recycling of plastic bottles. Welspun Flooring processes the raw plastic waste like water bottles and converts them into plastic flakes. The plastic flakes are converted to plastic pellets. The plastic pellets are then woven into yarn. This yarn is used to make the ResilonX carpet tiles at Welspun Flooring.

The Resilon X initiative will

92%

less water usage compared to nylon

56%

less natural resources usage for production

42%

less energy usage compared to nylon

60%

less CO emission compared to polyester

Join Hands

WITH US

We believe that we are creating a lasting solution to reduce the impact of plastic bottles on the environment. The small change will make a massive difference to the future wellbeing of our communities. We invite you to join hands with us in this initiative. You can contribute to this initiative in a number of ways. Find out more here.

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