The NIE Swachhata Abhiyan Cell and Eco-Club initiated an AWARENESS SESSION ON ‘BAN ON SINGLE USE PLASTIC’  & PAPER / CLOTH BAG CAMPAIGN in campus on 11/11/ 2022.

Keeping in sync with the importance of Gandhian thoughts about cleanliness. The purpose of the campaign is to instill in each of us a sense of duty and obligation towards safeguarding nature, as teacher trainees, it is our moral responsibility to inculcate in our student's habits that will sustain the well-being of self and one’s surrounding.

The program created an awareness among the trainees about the BAN ON SINGLE USE PLASTIC. A brief presentation by the NIE-SAC coordinator Mr.Raymond Pereira, highlighted the ill effects of single use plastics on human beings and nature. The session also mentioned the laws and penalties issued by the government of India. The core essence of Re-use, Upcycling and Alternatives were also discussed. The trainees were asked to create awareness in their surrounding and promote use of eco-friendly alternatives.

From July 1, 2022, the government of India banned single-use plastic items that have low utility but are frequently littered around, such as plastic straws. The aim of the ban is to curb plastic pollution, since single-use plastic harms terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. India's ban on single-use plastic items includes straws, cutlery, earbuds, packaging films, plastic sticks for balloons, candy and ice cream, and cigarette packets, among other products.

The trainees were given a demo on how to make a paper bag and a cloth bag upcycling an old t-shirt. Trainees Eden and Sera facilitated the demonstrations, wherein the students did their own stitch-less cloth bag.

The program was coordinated by NIE-SAC Team - Mr.Subodh Haldankar, Mr.Raymond Pereira and ECO-CLUB Team-Ms. Shylaja Sherief, Ms.Daniella Colaco.