NMMC launches ‘Zero Plastic’ campaign in civic schools; urges students to collect plastic waste in 1-litre plastic water bottles

Students with most plastic collections will be awarded with the titles – “Zero Plastic Waste Ward Champion” and “Zero Plasic Waste Navi Mumbai Champion”.

Navi Mumbai: The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has launched a campaign – ‘Zero Plastic Starts with Me’, in all NMMC schools, for class II to class X students. Students will be encouraged to collect non-degradable plastic waste such as chocolate wrappers, wafer packets and other such plastic materials in 1-litre plastic water bottles.

The NMMC has joined hands with city based ngo, The Heart Foundation, to spread awareness and further establish the ban on the use of plastic materials in the city that seem to have increased recently.

NMMC Commissioner, Abhijit Bangar, is of the opinion that a competition involving students seemed to be the perfect way to make them understand the importance of the campaign and also actively contribute towards its success.

Talking about rewards the NMMC informed that one school from each of the eight wards in their jurisdiction between Airoli to CBD-Belapur, to collect the highest quantity of non-degradable plastic waste will be rewarded.

Similarly, one student from each ward with the most collection will be rewarded with the title – “Zero Plastic Waste Ward champion” and “Zero Plastic Waste Navi Mumbai champion” accordingly.

Also, all participating students will be handed out with a certificate of participation/appreciation.

The competition will remain open till 4th December, 2021.

Last Updated on November 13, 2021 by lp@admin

Post Author: lp@admin

2 thoughts on “NMMC launches ‘Zero Plastic’ campaign in civic schools; urges students to collect plastic waste in 1-litre plastic water bottles

    Hriday

    (November 10, 2021 - 9:47 am)

    What about private schools? Students in private schools generate more waste than those in civic schools.

      lp@admin

      (November 10, 2021 - 9:50 am)

      Right! The campaign will cover private schools as well but they need to cover more to be able to make an actual impact!

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