1,000 kg of plastic collected by ploggers from banks of Ganga

  • | Monday | 25th September, 2023

Kanpur: Kanpur ploggers on Sunday gathered at Visarjan Ghat and collected around 1000 kg of plastic and other non-degradable waste from the bank of Ganga.Around fifty ploggers gathered at the Visarjan Ghat and collected around two trucks of waste poured by the devotees. Among the waste, around one rickshaw trolly was plastic waste which can be recycled. Kanpur Municipal Corporation dumped all the waste collected by Kanpur ploggers to its disposal centre, said Sanavini Sharma. Talking to TOI, she said, Kanpur ploggers collect waste from the ghats of Ganga every Sunday and sometimes on Saturdays too. New people join the band and voluntarily give their services to us every Sunday. The object of Kanpur ploggers is to protect the river from pollution". We have found some new clothes and decoration pieces from the waste dropped by the devotees in the river, Sharma said.We also published the following articles recentlyUser charges for waste collection in all the zones of JMC-G likelyThe Jaipur Municipal Corporation Greater (JMC-G) administration plans to expand the collection of user charges for door-to-door waste collection in all its zones. The concept was introduced in November last year and has received a positive response from two zones. The JMC-G plans to install RFID cards and use an app-based monitoring system to streamline the waste collection process. The revenue generated will be used for the development of the respective areas. The system has reduced the number of daily complaints significantly. The JMC is also finalizing plans to issue green bonds for a sewage treatment plant.My new love: Recycling waste to create artEngaging in hobbies and interests can improve mental health by boosting mood, confidence, and self-esteem. Adopting new hobbies enhances daily life and strengthens mental well-being. The author shares their experience of finding joy in repurposing waste materials into beautiful objects, contributing to the environment while nurturing their creativity. Nurturing a hobby is crucial for mental health and allows the mind to flourish.MC holds campaign to promote waste recyclingThe Ludhiana municipal corporation organized an event to promote Swachhta and recycling of waste in Rose Garden. The event included cultural performances, nukkad nataks, and an exhibition to spread awareness about solid waste management. Various stalls were set up to educate participants about recycling techniques, with a special focus on home composting. Participants were urged to keep their surroundings clean, support waste management authorities, and stop using banned plastic items. Similar initiatives were taken in Bhubaneswar and Guwahati to make heritage sites plastic-free and address waste management issues. The Sambalpur Municipal Corporation launched an outreach program to educate domestic helpers about waste segregation.

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