BMC Plans To Rope In School Students To Recycle Plastic Waste In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has drawn up special plans to ensure clean and green environment in the city by rolling in school students.

At a teachers’ training programme conducted by BMC in association with UNDP on Thursday, it was revealed that the students will be taught on effective collection and disposal of plastic waste in different parts of the city.

Special bins will be kept in several schools and the students will be encouraged to dispose plastic wastes at particular points so that those can be disposed in a systematic manner, said deputy commissioner of the municipal corporation Suvendu Sahu.

“The BMC has also set up material recovery facility centres for waste collection. From schools, the plastic waste will be collected by UNDP,” Sahu said. Since the plastic waste has a resale value, it can be sold to various industries after recycle.

BMC officials said they are planning to reward the schools which will collect maximum plastic waste to develop competitiveness among students under the initiative which will be undertaken after the schools reopen.

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