Kolkata: SwitchON Foundation organized a waste cleanup and recycle drive for Clean Air with the slum community on ‘Global Recycling Day’.
It also organized a ‘Waste Segregation Drive’ where mothers had come forward to ensure that the rights of the children are protected and to ask for the household waste generated to be segregated and recycled.
It was an effort on SwitchON Foundation’s part to make sure that waste disposal which leads to air pollution on burning and emission of greenhouse gas is reduced.
Vinay Jaju, Managing Director, Switch ON Foundation, said, “Waste is a huge contributor to air pollution and a huge problem in both the states of West Bengal and Jharkhand. Adopting simple waste management techniques and making some lifestyle changes can help us overcome it easily in very many ways.”
Vinay Jaju said, “Just segregating waste and recycling it will have a huge impact on the quality of our lives. The best part about recycling is that it can be done by anyone. Our role begins at the individual level and adopting the motto of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.”
The organizations which took part in the event were Right Track – Khidirpur, Kolkata, Tiljala Shed – Tiljala Road, Kolkata, Bal Kalyan Sangh – Kamre, Ranchi, Adarsh Seva Sansthan Sonari, Jamshedpur.