Gurugram: With cloth bags, three Vipul Belmonte ladies out to champion a cause
In an effort to make their surroundings free from the plastic menace, a group of women of residential society in Gurugram's Sector 53, Vipul Belmonte, launched an awareness campaign in the society. They distributed cloth bags among members of housekeeping staff, gardeners with a pledge not to use plastic bags.
Bhawna Sharma, Nina Gupta, and Shalu Jain, the three women of the society who spearheaded the campaign, are being lauded by and all for championing a worthwhile cause.
Nina Gupta, one of the members of the group, said, "Most of our helps often carry plastic bags with them. Considering their requirement and to dissuading them from using plastic bags, we distributed cloth bags among members of the housekeeping staff as well as gardners. So far, we have distributed as many as 40 bags. We are planning to distribute the same to the guards and vendors as well."
She further said, "We have collaborated with an NGO which provided us the bags. The residents have also shown interest in buying these bags and we are facilitating the purchase."
There are around 312 families residing in the society. Their contention is that such initiatives go a long way in helping them understand the harms caused by plastic bags.
"We are creating awareness among the residents as well as staff working in the society. Our motive is to provide an alternative to polythene and make sure that everyone adopts it. The residents are volunteering to do their bit towards making the society plastic-free," said Bhawna.
Besides, the society has initiated efforts towards waste segregation. "Our society has already taken a series of steps to achieve a zero-waste community. We are collecting multi-layered packaging (MLP) waste, e-waste through special drive and most of the household are segregating waste at the source level. Now people are aware and gradually adopting eco-friendly habits," Sharma added.