Swachhta Pakhwada

 S.No. Date Activity Download
1. 11th Sep to 1st Oct 2019 Awareness Generation across towns and villages/ Preparation for collection, disposal of plastic waste/ Shramdaan for general Swachhata: An in-house awareness program on Plastic Waste Management was organised for Lab. Attendants & Housekeeping Staff. In this awareness program, basic knowledge about ‘Plastic Waste Management” was shared by Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBSC) through Power Point Presentations in vernacular (Hindi) language.

Public awareness was spread about plastic waste in Block-A, Sector-62, Noida by NIB’s Staff through road march interactions with roadside vendors (Tea Vendors, Pan Gutka Vendors etc.). During this march, slogans were voiced about shunning the Plastic use. The vendors were persuaded to use earthen wares such as kulhad, Jute Bags etc. and collect the plastic packing pouches/ bottles etc. in dust bins. Message was also spread among the general public about the harms of plastic. General public also expressed willingness to avoid single use plastic and joined hands with NIB Staff.
2. 2nd Oct 2019 Nationwide Shramdaan for plastic waste collection & segregation: Entire staff of the Institute enthusiastically took part in Shramdaan for plastic waste collection and segregation on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

Two groups marched in different areas to collect plastic waste. Around 200 kg. Plastic waste was collected by the staff.

Identification of agency for recycling & Safe disposal of collected waste: An agency was explored for recycling and proper disposal of collected plastic waste. One such agency M/s Eco Wise Waste Management Pvt. Ltd., Plot 14 F, Ecotech 3, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201308 was persuaded to pick up the collected waste for recycling and its safe disposal and the agency consented for the same.
3. 3rd to 27th Oct, 2019 Recycling and effective disposal of the collected plastic waste: Pick Up & handing over of plastic waste to agency for recycling & disposal: The collected plastic waste was handed over to the recycler M/s Eco Wise Waste Management Pvt. Ltd., Plot 14 F, Ecotech 3, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201308. The agency transported the waste to their recycling plant at Greater Noida.

Recycling and disposal report of collected waste from the agency: After segregation of collected plastic waste into recyclable and non-recyclable plastic, the agency recycled the plastic waste at 100% recycling rate, which avoided 31.09 kg of CO2 emission.