Siliguri: Free-food in exchange of 500 gram plastic

Siliguri: Free-food in exchange of 500 gram plastic

Siliguri (WB), Aug 11 (ANI): In a bid to make environment plastic-free and create awareness regarding its disposal, alumni of a school here through a unique initiative have started distributing food free of cost to the people who deposit 500 grams of plastic waste. The endeavour is cutting ice through the poor people and commoners as rag-pickers with plastic bottles and other plastic waste stacked inside the gunny bags, can be seen queuing up at the food distribution centre. The initiative is of the alumni of Goethals Memorial School and Nishkam Khalsa Sewa.The collected plastic will be sent for recycling and other use. "We have started this initiative. There is a tremendous response from the people," said SP Singh Saluja, president, Goethals Memorial School Alumni.

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