24 Oct 2018
IIT-KGP students on mission to reduce single-use plastic within campus
A group of students at the IIT Kharagpur is on a mission mode to reduce usage of single-use plastic within the campus.
The students, numbering around 30, are in the process of forming a students' society which will tackle environmental issues and work towards creating awareness in collecting and disposing of plastic waste, including e-waste, an IIT Kharagpur statement said today.
Over 500 students are interested in joining the society
The students in the group are themselves not using single-use plastic for over four months and now wanted to inspire other students in the campus.
Over 500 students have shown interest in joining the society and taken up the cause.
The students' society, named 'Vision Prabaho', will be undertaking projects to come up with innovative ways of organic, inorganic, and electronic waste disposal.
Group also performed street plays as part of awareness campaign
The group has also performed street plays in the campus market as part of the awareness campaign.
"We hold a great responsibility to actively participate in dealing with major environmental issues like irresponsible use of plastics, waste and resource management, conservation of water body, preserving bio-diversity and reducing carbon footprint in and around the campus," founding members of the group said in the statement.