Youths join hands to promote waste segregation

Members of MAD decided to start an awareness campaign in their respective localities, to sensitise people about the importance of waste segregation.

dehradun Updated: Feb 11, 2018 21:41 IST
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It was also decided that the membership form of the group will henceforth have a clause, that will make it mandatory for all members to install three different dustbins for biodegradable, non-biodegradable and hazardous waste products, as mandate by law.(HT PHOTO)

A city-based student organisation—Making a Difference by Being the Difference (MAD)—has started a campaign to spread awareness about solid waste segregation in the capital.

At a meeting on Sunday, that was held to discuss the implementation of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, in Dehradun, members of MAD decided to start an awareness campaign in their respective localities, to sensitise people about the importance of waste segregation.

It was also decided that the membership form of the group will henceforth have a clause, that will make it mandatory for all members to install three different dustbins for biodegradable, non-biodegradable and hazardous waste products, as mandate by law.

During the meeting, the members said that the city’s garbage disposal mechanism can be strengthened, if the waste can be segregated at the source itself.

To start with, the group will organise awareness drives in Neshvilla, Race Course, Patel Nagar, Balliwala Chowk, and Hathibarkala areas of the city.

“The best part of the campaign is that its is decentralised and members can work towards spreading awareness in their respective areas,” said Pallavi Bhatia, MAD’s in-charge in Race Course.

The youth organisation will also be reaching out to other like-minded organisations to take this campaign forward.

First Published: Feb 11, 2018 21:41 IST