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Residents of 'Madhali Galli' organise a Green Initiative at Dadar's Shivaji Park

This is the first time that an initiative of this kind is being implemented by the residents, and the residents plan to undertake many activities in the future, some of which will include plastic drive, nursery and more.

Residents of 'Madhali Galli' organise a Green Initiative at Dadar's Shivaji Park
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Several pairs of old slippers, boots, sandals and other footwear are often seen lying unused, gathering dust, in the corner our homes. Since we do not wear them, they lend to get worn off and once old they make their place to the trash bin.

However, we do not question the pollution slippers cause after they are disposed of, and many of us would not be aware that the footwear contributes to the environmental hazard. Experts state that old slippers which go to waste contain synthetic materials, plastic and foam which do not decompose and eventually poses a threat to the environment. Similarly, another threat to the environment is from e-waste which is generated from useless electronic items such as mobiles, computers, watches, radios, cell phones, and spare parts for electronic items.

Inadequate information leads to e-waste mixing with ordinary waste and upon reaching the dumping ground, they create a 'mountain' of problems for nature. 

With an aim to address the issue, residents of Madhali Galli have taken up an initiative with a commendable project, which will educate and in a small way help reduce the burden of pollution and dumping. To implement the same, localities from Dadar have planned a task of collecting non-household slippers and e-waste, thereby sending it later to Recyclekaro and Green Sole for recycling.

This is the first time that an initiative of this kind is being implemented by the residents, and the residents plan to undertake many activities in the future, some of which will include plastic drive, nursery and more. Sharing more information, Dr Prasad Modak a member of Madhali Galli said, 'We are not going to stop at just one activity. This is the beginning, and later these activities will be implemented in different areas of Shivaji Park.'

In order to contribute and participate in the drive, one can donate e-waste items such as cell, spare parts of electronic items, TV, AC, radio, etc. along with used footwear like sandals, sports shoes, formal shoes, casual shoes and others. However, the team has decided that shoes for children under the age of six and sandals or slippers in bad or broken condition will not be accepted.

Interested residents can participate in this activity by visiting Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Park on November 22, 2020. This project will be implemented near Madhukar Raut Road, from 10 am to 11 am, where one can hand over the items to the volunteers of 'Madhali Galli' at Shrikrupa Building.

Dr Prasad Modak has appealed to the citizens to join the good work and supporting the cause to stop the degradation of the environment.

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