Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Sensitive youths take the initiative
Students Are Part Of Project To Make Bangalore Spotless
Aarthi R | TNN

Bangalore: Young Bangaloreans are taking the lead to show they care for the city. As part of a larger project, the ‘Spotless Bangalore’ programme to sensitize schoolchildren about waste management will be launched on February 10.
The five-year project (2010-15), which was unofficially launched last month, is exclusively for solid waste management and street dog welfare. More than 150 college students are part of the door-to-door campaign.
The team will work with schools to create awareness, and collect bottles, plastics and newspapers from residents. The collected waste will be sent across to recycling units. As of now, the plan is to hand over plastics to K K Polymers for laying roads, and old newspapers to NGOs.
The focus is also to find innovative use for non-recyclable waste. An ‘art out of waste’ competition will be held for schoolchildren. Most of the participating 20 schools are government ones.
The project is a joint initiative by Jain University’s community radio station Radio Active 90.4, and NGO Golden Husk. The students have already begun interactions with RWAs across the city on effective means to resolve issues of solid waste management.


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