PRESIDENTS DESK

From the President’s Desk                               

 

Dear Members,

 

I am pleased inform you that 34th Annual Meet of OPPI will be held on Thursday 2nd August 2018 from 7.00 p.m. onwards on at Presidential Ball Room, Vivanta By Taj President, Mumbai.

 

Mr. Nikhil Meswani, Executive Director, Reliance Industries Ltd. has graciously agreed to be the Chief Guest for the event.

 

I urge all our members to kindly register immediately since we expect a full-house.

 

Recently, on 5th June 2018, World Environment Day, a special School Awareness Programme titled “Plastics and The Environment” was held at New Horizon Scholars School in Kavesar, Thane West. A report on this program appears in this issue.

 

Organization of Plastics Processors of India also published a special issue of Plastiscope dedicated to the World Environment Day. This issue of Plastiscope is with each one of you. I appeal to all of you to please go this special issue as you will find several useful information pertaining to how each individual member can play a vital role in improving the image of Plastics, awareness about Recycling and reducing the negative impact on Plastics due to littering.

 

Our association has also submitted a detailed Representation to the Government of Maharashtra objecting to it’s ban of certain plastics items under the name “Maharashtra Plastic and Thermocol Products (Manufacture, Usage, Sale, Transport, Handling and Storage) Notification, 2018”. The state government is implementing this notification with effect from 23rd June 2018, and we are closely monitoring and following up with the officials and other stakeholders on lessening it’s impact, pushing for exceptions and implementation of this policy. Furthermore, OPPI has taken up dialog with the Expert committee on lessening the scope of the banned items with the hope of evolving a meaningful policy towards practical solutions to sustainable use, disposal and recycling of Plastics.

 

This year, the Associations’ Council (ASCON) 2018 -19 of CII will have a special focus on INDIA RISE: Responsible, Inclusive, Sustainable, Entrepreneurial which is also CII’s theme for the year 2018. I am certain that if this theme is followed up in letter and spirit by each one of us, we will witness rapid growth and development of our Industry.

 

With Best Wishes,

 

 

Achal Thakkar

President