NGOs tie up with Thane’s educational institutions for zero-waste movement

  • | Monday | 18th March, 2019

THANE: City-based non-government organisations (NGOs) have tie-ups with 12 educational institutions from Thane associated with Prarambh, a zero-waste movement.After NGO R-Nisarg initiated this movement along with Smt. As every school has a medical dispensary this waste is bound to exist here. The reject and dry waste collection agencies will visit each school and transport it to their facilities thereafter,” added Dr Ghanshamnani.Enviro Vigil’s V Walavalkar, said, “We have been collecting and disposing the biomedical waste of all registered waste producers over the years and are thrilled that schools will be taking this up as well. Once these schools are officially declared to be bio-medical waste producers, we will collect this waste frequently and discard it scientifically.”Right now the teachers and staffers are understanding definitions of the different types of waste, and segregation drives will be taken up by them at first so they are fully aware of the system once the students are roped in by May The MLP waste will then be used in cement kilns as fuel,” she added.These environmentalists believe that as the school authorities have begun the zero waste or ‘follow the monkey’ project with their teachers, the drive should be in full swing by May.“Right now the teachers and staffers have been understanding the definitions of the different types of waste, and the segregation drives will be taken up by them at first so they are fully aware of the system once the students are roped in by May.

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