Plastic Free Siliguri: Get Free Food In Exchange Of 500 Gram Plastic

Plastic Free Siliguri: Get Free Food In Exchange Of 500 Gram Plastic

The initiative of providing free food in favour of 500 gms of plastic waste has been started by the alumni of Goethals Memorial School and Nishkam Khalsa Sewa
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Plastic Free Siliguri: Get Free Food In Exchange Of 500 Gram PlasticIn Siliguri, 500 gram of plastic can get you free food

Siliguri: In a bid to make environment plastic free and create awareness regarding its disposal, alumni of a school here through a unique initiative have started distributing food free of cost to the people who deposit 500 grams of plastic waste. The endeavour is cutting ice through the poor people and commoners as rag-pickers with plastic bottles and other plastic waste stacked inside the gunny bags, can be seen queuing up at the food distribution centre. The initiative is of the alumni of Goethals Memorial School and Nishkam Khalsa Sewa. The collected plastic will be sent for recycling and other use.

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As part of the initiative, first ‘food for plastic’ drive was organised in West Bengal‘s Siliguri on Saturday (August 11).

“There is a tremendous response from the people. This will help in saving our environment as plastic is thrown here and there clog drains and are the cause of floods. Further, it is lethal for animals who consume it,” said SP Singh Saluja, President, Goethals Memorial School Alumni.

Social media and media can play a vital role in disseminating this information. We should not throw plastic here and there but rather should collect it and dispose of it properly. It can be deposited in a 2-litre bottle, he said.

Saurav Kumar Bhagat, who distributed food to the poor people who deposited plastic waste, said that food would be distributed every Saturday.

This is a very good initiative. Poor people can get food in exchange of just 500 grams of plastic, said Mr Bhagat.

Also Read: To Fight Plastic Menace, School Children In Siliguri Organise ‘Unplastic Ploggers Run’ On World Environment Day

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swachh India campaign lends support to the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). Helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, the campaign aims to spread awareness about hygiene and sanitation, the importance of building toilets and making India open defecation free (ODF) by October 2019, a target set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014. Over the years, the campaign has widened its scope to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and menstrual hygiene. The campaign has also focused extensively on marine pollutionclean Ganga Project and rejuvenation of Yamuna, two of India’s major river bodies.

Plastic Free Siliguri: Get Free Food In Exchange Of 500 Gram Plastic
The collected plastic will be sent for recycling and other use

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