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Surat: Citizens strive for plastic-free Tapi

A team of members from Project Surat gathered at ONGC bridge on Magdalla-Hazira road on Sunday morning

Surat: Citizens strive for plastic-free Tapi
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A team of members from Project Surat gathered at ONGC bridge on Magdalla-Hazira road on Sunday morning to form a human wall to prevent people from throwing plastic and other waste material from the bridge. Volunteers of the NGO also collected 13 kilo of waste within an hour.

Founder of the group, Akash Bansal said, "A team of 15 volunteers between 19 and 75 years gathered at ONGC bridge at around 8am and cleaned the bridge. They collected paper waste, flower offerings and plastic waste Tapir separately. The paper waste will be given for recycling into handmade paper, while the plastic waste will given to the SMC. The flower waste will be turned into compost and natural colours."

Bansal along with Dr Jooie Joshi have conducted many bio-enzyme workshops to train people on how to make it at home and replace harmful chemical products. Every household generates up to a kilo of wet waste every day, which can be used to make the bio-enzymes. Duo promotes use of citrus peels as it gives a fruity smell and is apt for household use.

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