Students to take plastic waste to school every Friday

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 20

Not only notebooks, students of 120 government and private schools will also bring plastic waste every Friday.

To make the city plastic-free, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has tied up with the schools in the city.

MC officials said by this way they would not only be able to ensure dry waste segregation in households, but would also be using the plastic to make tiles and roads.

“To conduct a trial, we recently tied up with a private school. The plastic collected from students was used to make tiles. Now, we are taking the concept to 120 more schools. Later, all 180 schools will be covered under it,” said MC Commissioner KK Yadav.

After collecting plastic waste from the school, it was sent to Delhi where plastic tiles were made. “It was a successful mission. We will ask the school to demarcate a common place where students can keep the plastic. Our vehicles will lift it from that place,” said an MC official.

“From the coming session, students will also have an assignment on wet and dry waste segregation. Under the initiative, students will be asked to segregate waste at home, prepare a report on the same and submit it in the class. They will also be asked to train their parents in segregation,” said Dr Amrit Warring, MC’s Medical Officer of Health.

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