Gurugram gets its very own ‘Plastic Free Club’
Municipal Corporation and Buland Awaz Society have launched a ‘Bag Bank’ in a move to curb the use of plastic and promote cloth bags.
Gurugram is known for its many firsts! In order to bring Gurugram to the number-1position in the cleanliness list in the Swachh Survekshan – 2021, there is immense work happening at a fast pace by the Municipal Corporation Gurugram. Under this the first bag bank has been started under the plastic free club in the city.
A bank of cloth bags has been set up in New Basti area of Gurugram by the Municipal Corporation Gurugram in collaboration with the Buland Awaz Welfare Society. It was inaugurated by former Corporation Councilor Dalip Sahni in the presence of dignitaries and women of self-help groups. More than 20 women are associated with this bag bank, which is providing cloth bags to eliminate polythene in various market areas. So far, they will provide more than 20 thousand bags in Sector-23, Business Center Sushant Lok-1, Wazirabad Mandi and Harijan Basti.
The main purpose of Bag Bank is to make Gurugram polythene free. Under this, citizens are being made aware to use cloth bags instead of polythene and cloth bags will be made available in different market areas instead of polyethylene. Bag Banks will provide bags ranging from Rs 3 to Rs 20. The residents of the millennium city in the past have been found to quickly adapt and accept new innovative practices and adopt life changing norms to help in building a better tomorrow.
Speaking on the Bag Bank, Kuldeep Singh, President of the Buland Awaz Welfare Society says, “Anyone can get old clothes and plastic bottles from their home and get cloth bags in exchange for them from Bag Bank. Cloth collection boxes will be installed in different colonies of the city to make people aware and this bag bank will be established in all wards.”
On the inauguration of First Bag Bank, Cleanliness Brand Ambassador of Municipal Corporation, Gurugram, Kuldeep Singh, Director of Bag Bank Sarika, Senior Sanitary Inspector Vijendra Sharma and Vijay Kaushik, Assistant Sanitary Inspector Harish Sharma, Sanitation Consultant Dr. Harbhajan Singh, from Plastic Free Club Team CP Singh, Zenith Chaudhary from Aiko Foundation and Anil Ahuja, Ayush Jain from the Institute of Teens of God and other dignitaries were present.