Youth group carries out plastic waste collection drive in Noida
Noida: With an aim to reduce single use plastic waste, Nav Urja Yuva Sanstha, a city-based youth volunteer group, on Sunday organised a plastic waste collection drive at different locations in Noida. They collected about 50 kg of single use plastic carry bags while the drive was in progress.
Rahul Awana, an active volunteer said that they visited several residential and market areas in the city to gather plastic waste dumped on roadsides or in the parks. They also reached out to local shopkeepers and commuters for creating awareness among them for dissuading use of single use plastic.
The movement against the single use plastic has become stronger globally because it causes a lot of pollution and is not degradable. The drive was concluded with handing over the plastic waste to Subhash Chandra, Senior Deputy General Manager of Noida Authority, who applauded the youth’s initiative.
He said that the single use plastic waste is a worldwide rising concern and this problem can be addressed only when all come forward to extend support to this kind of move. The officer also informed that the development authority is running as many as fifteen centres in the city for collecting single use plastic waste.
It offers attractive carry bags, made of cotton threads, to those who have gathered at least 5 kg of plastic waste. The authority has also recently started using this plastic waste for constructing main roads, which is being said to be more durable.