Project REPLAN

Project REPLAN (REducing PLAstic from Nature) was launched in August 2018 in line with Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan to remove the existing plastic wastes from nature and use them in a semi-permanent manner so as to significantly reduce their presence in the environment.
Under Project REPLAN, a plastic-mixed handmade paper was developed by degrading, de-structuring and diluting plastics and mixing them with paper pulp. Patent certificate was issued to the Khadi and Village Industries Commission?s Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute (KNHPI) recently for this unique paper. It was developed by scientists from the KNHPI in 2018.

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