Today on September 3rd, 2019 a workshop was conducted at “The Indian Cambridge School “,Dalanwala by Mr H. C .Semwal , additional Secretary and director Panchayati Raj, Uttrakhand government to eradicate the plastic from the state . He address the students on’ Plastic Waste Management.’
He was accompained by his wife Mrs Nirmala Semwal, ex joint director,Sh D.P Devrari, Mr Vipin kumar, consultant S.W.M & Ms. Kanchan Negi, consultant I.E.C and Media and the School Principal Mrs Rachana Srivastava.
Mr H. C. Semwal was welcomed with bouquets.
The School Principal introduced the Chief Guest to the audience.
The School Captain ,Sunidhi Shah praised the chief guest by talking loud about his achievements in plastic waste management .
Mr H. C. Semwal has established 95 compactors and plastic recycling plant .
In his address he said that , once plastic is discarded after utility is over, it is known as plastic waste. It is estimated that approximately 70% of plastic packaging products are converted into plastic waste in a short span of time.
Plastic waste effects our ground water , pollutes soil, ocean ,air etc even plankton, the tiniest creature in our oceans, are eating micro plastics and absorbing their hazardous chemicals .
it is seen that plastic consumption is increasing in India rapidly but now the time has come ,when we should discouraged the use of disposal plastics and should abandon grocery bags ,plastic wrap, disposable cutlery ,coffee cup lids, do minimize buying of water bottle ,instead purchase secondhand items and support a bag tax or ban plastic.
Ms. Rubina Siddqui, academic coordinator proposed the vote of thanks and said that the use of plastic within the campus will be banned and other available options will be used by the students and the staff.
The school students found the talk very effective.