KDMC to offer a kilogram of vegetables in return for five kilograms of plastic

A new campaign has been planned by the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) with an aim to encourage people from giving away plastic, and making the localities plastic-free.

KDMC to offer a kilogram of vegetables in return for five kilograms of plastic

In a recent move, the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) has launched a new campaign to make Kalyan and Dombivli cities plastic-free. The decision was made to ensure cleanliness in the localities and this move is said to improve the collection of plastic, better handover and prevention of pollution caused by the same. 

To enhance the campaign more, and help develop interest among the citizens, the municipality has implemented the concept of collecting 5 kg of plastic and offering vegetables in return as a reward. The campaign has been undertaken by Siddhi Waste-to-Green Limited and Trupti Home Industries. Furthermore, the municipality has appealed to the citizens to respond to this campaign and make the cities plastic-free. 

Meanwhile, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had decided to take strict action on Plastic Use, from March 2020, and the administration had appealed to all citizens, traders and peddlers in Mumbai not to use the same.

Necessary actions were taken by the State Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray who had directed the BMC to intensify action and curb the use of plastics in Maharashtra. The aim behind the decision was to get rid of all banned plastics in the state and accordingly, many municipalities are still working on various campaigns to make this successful. 

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