Feb 8, 2023:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday wore a blue sleeveless jacket made of material recycled from plastic bottles.
The Prime Minister was seen wearing a light blue “sadri” jacket as he sat in the Rajya Sabha in the morning.
The jacket was presented to the Prime Minister by Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) during India Energy Week in Bengaluru on Monday.
In line with his call to phase out single-use plastic, Indian Oil has adopted uniforms for retail customer attendants and LPG delivery personnel made from recycled polyester (rPET) and cotton, officials said.
Each set of uniforms of Indian Oil’s customer attendant shall support the recycling of around 28 used PET bottles.
The PSU is taking this initiative further through “Unbottled”, a brand for sustainable garments launched for merchandise made from recycled polyester.
Under this brand, the oil giant targets to meet the requirement of uniforms for the customer attendants of other oil marketing companies, non-combat uniforms for the army, uniforms and dresses for Institutions, and sales to retail customers.