New Delhi -°C
Today in New Delhi, India

Oct 14, 2019-Monday
-°C

Humidity
-

Wind
-

Select city

Metro cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata

Other cities - Noida, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Bhopal , Chandigarh , Dehradun, Indore, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi

Monday, Oct 14, 2019

Campus connect: No plastic initiative puts DY Patil Vidyapeeth in eco-friendly action zone

Students are encouraged not to carry any plastic materials to college. The college has special collection boxes on campus to ensure all plastic items, like packets or single-use bottles, are soon cleared

pune Updated: Oct 11, 2019 16:29 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
The DY Patil college in Pimpri has begun implementing the no plastic ban on campus rule.
The DY Patil college in Pimpri has begun implementing the no plastic ban on campus rule. (HT PHOTO)
         

The DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, has announced a ban on all plastics on its college campuses located at Pimpri and Tathawade.

The move, that came into effect from October 1, aims to ensure DY Patil Vidyapeeth campuses will now be plastic free.

Students are encouraged not to carry any plastic materials to college. The college has special collection boxes on campus to ensure all plastic items, like packets or single-use bottles, are soon cleared.

The University Grant Commission (UGC) on August 30, 2019, issued guidelines calling for a ban on use of plastic in universities and educational institutions.

“A task force was launched this month to do a systemic analysis for plastic disposal and to provide wholistic solutions. The university has tied up with a Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB)-approved recycler to help recycle the waste and keeping the campus clear of any plastic garbage,” said Somnath Patil, secretary, of DY Patil Vidyapeeth.

First Published: Oct 10, 2019 16:34 IST

top news