Latest Study Report:
A. ENVIRON’s study reveals – Guwahti city is going to be submerged after 10 years.
ENVIRON have conducted a three years duration preliminary investigation (from 2011 to 2013) in some specified location of Hatigaon, Panjabari, Ganeshguri, Khristanbasti, Bhangagarh, Paltanbazar, Ambari, Silpukhuri, Chandmari and in AIDC of RGB Road under the leadership of Dr. Amarjyoti Kashyp, president of ENVIRON who is continuing research work in different Environmental aspects chiefly on Solid Waste Management since last 15 years.
As per the study it is revealed that during the flash flood associated with the heavy rain fall, the height of the water level is usually increasing by 3 to 6 inches in every year. If this condition is continuing, after 10 years the average height of the water level will be increasing up to 30 to 60 inches than the present level. In this situation the height of the water level in RGB road (Zoo- Narengi tiniali, AIDC) will be around 8 feet; Maniram Dewan Road (Ambari, Silpukhuri and Chandmari) will be around 7 feet and GS Road (Khristanbasti, Bhangagarh) will be around 6.5 feet. Accordingly entire bye lane and most of the households will be submerged significantly.
B. Non-recyclable plastic waste causing serious threats on environmental degradation.
ENVIRON have conducted a study on plastic waste and classified plastic waste as recyclable plastic and non-recyclable plastic on the basis of recycling potentiality which are identified and listed systematically along with the reason of non-recyclability. As per the study of ENVIRON, all the multilayered and laminated plastics are non-recyclable whereas all the single component of plastic like PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate), HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene), PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride), LDPE (Low-Density Polyethylene), PP (Polypropylene), PS (Polystyrene) etc. are recyclable.
Non-recyclable plastic (NRP) are all the multi layered plastic ‘pouch pack’ and plastic package used for potato chips, tea, coffee, biscuits, snakes, spices, noodles, chocolate, ‘pan masala’, shampoo, detergent, lubricants, fruit juice and others made of ‘metalized PET’, Polyester and PE; medicine blister strip made of PE and Aluminium foil; various plastic laminated on paper packs made of Paper, PET or PE; all the plastic laminated cover page of books, magazine and souvenir etc. laminated on paper through PET or PE; battery cases combination of plastic and paper; tooth paste tube and tooth brush, medicine tube, cosmetics tube, pen, comb etc. made of mixed PVC, Polyester, PET and others; aseptic packaging or all type of square boxes used for packaging of liquid substances like milk, vegetable oil, fruit juice and soft drink made up from complex layers of plastic, metal and paper etc.
Recyclable plastic (RP) are the plastic carry bags’ made of LDPE, HDPE, PP; ‘plastic glasses’ used for tea, coffee, water, ice cream etc. made of PS; ‘plastic bottles’ used for drinking water, cold drinks, fruit juice, medicine, cosmetics, shampoo and detergent, injectable saline, edible oil, automobile lubricants, mosquito repellent etc. made of PET or PVC; various single layered plastic ‘pouch-pack’ used for vegetable oil, salt, milk made of PE, PET, PP; PVC shoe; plastic sheet used for RCC construction and other damaged plastic sheet, plastic thread, damaged plastic pipes, damaged plastic bucket and mug, disposable syringe for injection and other plastic waste made of Polyester, PE, PET, PVC,PS, PP etc.