Cloth for plastic: Gandhigiri comes in handy to change a habit
With an aim to discourage people from using plastic or polythene carry bags with a subtle but polite message, Jan Shakti Sewa Samiti, a Noida based social organisation, on Sunday distributed 500 bags made of cloth among shoppers at Sector 39 and Sector 41 weekly market alluding to Gandhigiri, a trend fast catching up with Indians.
Members of the Samiti, volunteering to distribute the bags, reached out to residents convincing each of them about the benefits of giving up the habit of using plastic carry bags.
Dipali Dikshit, in-charge of women and children development in the Samiti, is assigned with the task of leading to the campaign. She said the committee (Samiti) aims at eradicating the practice of using single-use plastic carry bags. It has set a target of distributing 10, 000 cloth bags among the residents when they go on shopping in different markets.
The committee, which takes up social issues affecting residents in the city, launched the initiative to minimise the use of plastic carry bags.
Ravi Kant Mishra, president of the committee, pointed out that the plastic carry bags are not being recycled. Hence, it is a difficult task to dispose of them. Apart from being an environmental disaster, he said the plastic is also a source of pollution. Considering this, people should change the habit of using and dumping these bags every day.