Adverse impact on our environment due to Plastic is well known to most of us. This is one of the cause that I took up earlier this year when Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai brought out the ban on Plastics. I have tried to do my bit by engaging with the local residents in our locality. I was assisted by some of the active NGOs in preparing an effective Presentation for our area. The Local Corporator of our area (Ward 226), Mrs Harshita Narwekar, has been very supportive of my efforts. In addition to explaining the damages that Plastic causes to our environment, it was important to advise people about other alternatives that are available to all of us.
In that respect, we made cloth bags in GiveBack Foundation. We sourced these bags from a group of women in Dadar who used odd pieces of clothes to prepare these bags. Recently, I circulated simple information pamphlets titled “Say NO to Plastic” in Cuffe Parade as newspaper insertions. There is information on alternatives and even costing from a vendor that can be used by the residents in high rise buildings in this locality. I sincerely appreciate Mr Harshita Narwekar’s support and endorsement of this initiative.