Dwarka: Rajasthan Apartments, sector 4 joins hands with Dwarka Progressive Club, an NGO of Dwarka, to promote the use of cloth or jute bags in place of polybags and single-use plastic bags in their society.
On January 2, 2021, in an initiative to cut down on the use of plastic, about 300 bags were made out of discarded clothes. Members of Dwarka Progressive Club distributed these bags to the residents and the shops inside the society. Further, the bags were handed over to the members of the managing committee of Rajasthan Apartments including Vice president ML Jain, executive member Krishna Agarwal and others.
ML Jain said that Rajasthan society is determined to become single-use plastic-free and this initiative would help in that. He said that the bags would be given to all the flats and it would be requested people to use such bags instead of polybags.
One of the members of the managing committee, Krishna Agarwal said, “Such initiative is a new year gift to the society to become environment friendly. We will carry more of such initiatives like solid waste management in our society.”
The initiative was planned by Prachi Bhatnagar, one of the residents of Rajasthan society who is also a member of Dwarka Progressive Club. She said, “We wanted to start something like this since long in our society and so I talked to Urmila Sharma, the president of Dwarka Progressive Club. We will knock on all the doors and give these bags. We also will make the shopkeepers aware of this and give them such bags to use.”
As informed by Urmila Sharma, Dwarka Progressive Club was started as a campaign to promote the use of cloth bags in place of single-use plastic bags in October and now they are trying to sensitise the societies. “We want people to adopt a lifestyle without plastic. We are making our small efforts in spreading awareness. We will be connecting such drives in other societies too and if not possible physically, we will spread awareness online and organise virtual meetings with the RWAs. We will continue this campaign.”