Gurugram: Recycle plastic, get e-wallet reward
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Gurugram: Recycle plastic, get e-wallet reward

The MCG has also started a foodgrain scheme against plastic.

Gurugram: Recycle plastic, get e-wallet reward

Think twice before you throw away your used plastic materials as you might just lose your e-wallet points. 

In a latest initiative to curb plastic waste as well as encourage people to recycle existing plastic bottles, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on Wednesday installed two Rebot Machines at the Old MCG office in Civil Lines. The machines were inaugurated by MCG Commissioner Amit Khatri. 

As per an MCG official, people can drop their used bottles in the machine which will analyse the material before crushing it. In return, the machine will give the users Paytm rewards. "This is part of MCG's plastic-free city initiative that aims to encourage people to dispose of their plastic bottles and polythenes in a proper way. The reward scheme will not only motivate people but also create awareness about the proper disposal of waste. The reward points will wary from the quantity and quality of the plastic," the official said.

Meanwhile, the department has also started a foodgrain scheme against plastic in collaboration with Euronics. Under the scheme, as many as 10 people were given foodgrains in exchange for plastic waste on the first day.

Notably, the MCG has taken several steps towards elimination of single-use plastic. In this direction, a kiosk has also been launched on Wednesday, for distribution of clothes and jute bags, at the Post Office Chowk in the Sadar Bazar. This kiosk will be operated by women from various self-help groups and the price of the bags will vary on the basis of the quality. The cloth bags will available from Rs 8-15, whereas the jute bag will be available for Rs 35-75.

Speaking at the launch of the scheme, the MCG Commissioner said the schemes would not only help protect the environment but also empower women through self-employment.  He informed that more such kiosks will soon be opened near the Sadar Bazar Mosque as also in Sector 46, 56, 14, 23 and other areas. He said special teams had been formed by the MCG to create awareness and to stop use of polythene.

Joint Commissioner Gaurav Antil, Indrajit Kulhadia, City Officer, Project Mahendra Singh and others were present on the occasion.