Based on the premise that the Quran and Sunnat give solutions to all problems let us try to solve the seemingly intractable problem of plastic waste pollution.

The Quran says “O you who believe, make not unlawful the good things which Allah has made lawful for you. But commit no excess for Allah loves not those given to excess.”

Islam advocates the middle path. Just as it condemns profligacy and extravagance, it also  discourages abstinence from worldly matters. In effect Islam is against all kinds of extremism.

Now let us apply this principle to the movement against plastics. No doubt the manufacture and widespread use of plastics has caused innumerable problems. Our drainage systems, our water courses are being clogged with wrappers, shopping bags and what not. But is the answer an outright ban on them?

Everyone knows that plastics have made life cheaper and simpler. To put an outright ban on them is not only impossible but would be counter productive as well. The answer to plastic pollution may be found in research, reuse and recycling.

Certainly, recycling of plastic waste was started right from the beginning, however with the passage of time a plethora of plastic waste came up which could not be easily recycled.

This problem was solved on 14th January 2018 at an open exhibition held at the Karachi Press Club where each and every kind of hitherto non recyclable plastic waste like metallic film (wrappers in common parlance) and Thermopole waste were shown reused in a brand new technology called Chandi Technology. Chandi Technology is comparable to the mobile technology which allows the user access to various services by the mere pressing of different buttons. However, the functions and services of the Chandi Technology are many more and all encompassing i.e modular. A Chandi building can be transformed into a water reservoir, bed tables chairs and vice versa in no time. Now we can think in terms of putting up high tech mobile shops, mobile universities, mobile factories etc,overnight!

The entire exercise of producing and marketing of this technology will result in all kinds of plastic waste being carefully collected and reused as essential raw material for quality goods. This will ensure that non bio degradable waste is: a) not burnt b) nor thrown into drains and water courses. Ideally, this will return mother earth to its pristine state.

The Chandi Technology is in fact a gift of the almighty for the entire world just as he gifted the mobile phone and many other inventions to us. In fact every invention is a testimony to the living presence of the Almighty who trains his beings into making the most fascinating products that people in the past could only dream of.

In olden times the Almighty used to show his presence through miracles sent to prophets. However, since no prophet is to come after the Holy Prophet Muhammad, the Almighty it seems is sending all kinds of miracles and signs through modern day discoveries and innovations.

Donate your Dry Garbage to Gul Bahao!

Donate your Dry Garbage to Gul Bahao!
Donate your Dry Garbage to Gul Bahao!

All Banks, Offices, Educational Institutions!. Please, Donate your Dry Garbage Waste Paper, Plastic, Metal etc to:

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ii) Safai/Kamai System
iii) Employment unlimited
iv) Revival of Industry
v) Disaster Management

Gul Bahao CEO gives key note speech at Karachi Rotary club east

Gul Bahao CEO gives key note speech at Karachi Rotary club east
Gul Bahao CEO gives key note speech at Karachi Rotary club east

Nargis Latif of Gul Bahao was invited as chief guest and key note speaker at a meeting of the Karachi Rotary club east. The topic of her speech was “Waste – A valuable resource”. Nargis Latif started her speech with Gul Bahao’s jingle, “Kutcra Sona Hey” which drew plenty of applause from the audience. She said that while on the one hand Karachi’s garbage has the potential to destroy the city, on the other hand it is a veritable gold mine, one indication being the cottage industry that it sustains.

The speaker presented a hypothesis of a Garbage n’ Gold (GnG) Bank where wet (organic) and dry (inorganic) garbage is bought. She said that Gul Bahao has researched all kinds of waste material being produced in the city and the GnG bank is the center of the scheme. Presently only dry garbage or non toxic industrial waste is being handled here. The GnG Bank has been performing the following functions:

1. Selling the bulk as raw material to middlemen and factories. It was pointed out that there are two markets Godhra and Machar Colony which are respectively taking cloth and polythene. All kinds of paper and cardboard are also sent out. Between March and July 2006 more than 30 lacs worth of wastage was sold out.

2. Waste material related to wood like wood shavings, broomsticks laminated paper, small bits of cloth; even dry twigs are used to make alternative fuel.

3. A good deal of the waste at the GnG bank includes shopping bags and other industrial waste. This lends itself easily to an entirely new concept of bricks called was-tic blocks to be used for prefabricated housing having the common name of “Chandi Ghar” These blocks can be put up in hours and dismantled just as quickly Nargis Latif showed dozens of photographs of houses made up of was-tic blocks to the audience. At this stage. Nargis suggested that a huge market for these prefabricated structures is the Haj season or any other religious occasion where temporary housing is required.

Nargis told the audience that while research on organic waste done by Gul Bahao is comparatively less yet the amount that has been done are worth talking about as organic waste comprises more than 50% of our waste.

Nargis said that the livestock market put up on the super highway at the time of Eid-ul Azha should be an indication of how much potential there is in livestock and hence the use of organic waste like vegetable and fruit peels and leaves. This wastage if collected in a clean manner can be used for rearing livestock in the suburbs of the city or wherever buildings cannot be erected.

The speaker also talked about biomass or trees growing on gutter water or even factory effluents which are polluting the rivers and the seas. For arguments sake even if poisons are taken up by the trees, their wood would not be eaten by humans, the wood would go into making furniture. Towards the end there was a question answer session, followed by a vote of thanks from Mr. Iqbal Alavi, the secretary of the Rotary Club. A memento was also presented to the managing trustee of Gul Bahao.