Affinity and confluence 2016

Affinity and confluence 2016 was hosted by the Polymer Engineering department of Maharashtra Institute of Technology, with the general theme of Plastic waste management. The three day event started with the inaugural ceremony on 20th March with the agenda “Plastics and Environment”. The chief guest for the inaugural ceremony was Mr. Sameer Unhale, State Mission Director, Swachh Maharashtra Mission and the guest of honor was Mr. Atul Kanuga, member of Plast-India Environment Committee. The inaugural function started with the prayer followed by introductory addresses by Dr. K. D. Patil, Head of the Department, Dr Radhakrishnan, Director of Research Development and Innovation, MIT, and Dr. L.K. Kshirsagar, Principal, MIT. Chief Guest, Mr Sameer Unhale, the Director of the swachh Maharashtra Mission, part of the national Swacch Bharat Mission, addressed the audience with his vision of creating a garbage-free environment in 300 selected cities across the state. He also addressed the magnitude of the mission and stressed upon the importance of participation of the common man in making this vision a reality. Mr. Atul Kanuga took to the dais to address the audience about the misconceptions of the society regarding the use and disposal of plastic. His address also included the various ways in which plastic can be disposed off responsibly and thus preventing the need of a complete ban on plastic products. The next dignitary to speak was Mr. S.S. Dixit from Pyrocrat LLP., who gave a very informative presentation on the industrial aspect and potential of plastic waste management, displaying the process Pyrocrat adopts, to convert municipal waste into Diesel and oil. The novel pyrolisis process of the waste materials which has been scaled up by Pyrocrat to a fully functional industrial plant was described in a video. The inauguration concluded with the vote of thanks given by Mr. Aditya Sarkar, the head of the Polymer Students Association. The event venue also hosted the display of products of companies such as Pyrocrat, Jagruti Industries, Tet Plastic Traders and Alfaruki Traders and Samruddhi Plastics.




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