Students sensitise traders against use of plastic

Students sensitise traders against use of plastic

Students sensitise traders  against use of plastic

 The students of St Joseph’s College and volunteers conducted an awareness drive against plastic in the city on Monday. They met more than 50 traders in the Central Business District.

About 70 students and 30 active solid waste management (SWM) volunteers interacted with the traders on Church Street, MG Road and Brigade Road and educated them about the harmful effects of platic.

The programme was organised by Bangalore Eco Team — a group of waste warriors along with Bangalore Political Action Committee (BPAC) civic leaders. The awareness drive was led by Brother Philip of Bangalore Eco Team.

“Most traders, such as roadside vendors were still using plastics and not aware of the ban. We told them to switch to newspaper bags, jute and other options,” said Abhijith, a second year BSc student of St Joseph’s College. 

Harsha M, another participant, too voiced similar opinion and said the response to the drive against use of plastic was overwhelming.

The drive that lasted for more than four hours was supported by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike.

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