Following in the footsteps of other societies, residents of Homes-121, a society in Sector 121, Noida, launched crockery bank on Sunday. The trend of ‘bartan bank’ is catching up with the societies gradually but steadily.
Dinesh Singh, president of apartment owners’ association (AOA) of Homes-121, said the move was inspired by Noida Industrial Development Authority’s initiative to float crockery bank at Noida stadium, Sector 21A.
Currently, the bank at Homes-121 has 500 sets of utensils which the residents are aiming to increase to 1,000. Many residents contributed generously to the bank. Singh said several more residents are coming forward to donate for the bank.
Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech, in which he vouched for a ban on single-use plastic, many residential societies in Noida have taken the initiative of crockery bank to avoid using disposable items like plates, glasses and spoons during community parties or functions.