Neighbourhood Nursery to curb Plastic Waste

India generates nearly 26,000 tonnes of plastic waste every day, making it the 15th biggest plastic polluter globally. Discarded plastic waste litter the country’s roads, rivers and also form huge mounds in garbage dumps across the country.

Recently Team RISE Foundation initiated a small step to fight with plastic waste by #reuse of plastic bags as grow bags for saplings. We started a Neighbourhood Nursery in Brahma Apartments, Sector 7, Dwarka (West Delhi).

We are using Milk packets, Cereals packets, Sugar packets, packaging materials etc.. In our first such attempt #brand#audit done.It is learn that Amul plastic packets are 95% of the total plastic waste , other 5% from MAGGIAmazon India and TATA products packets.

We started with #neem saplings this week. Neem is ecologically very special. It can tolerate very high levels of pollution and has the capacity to recover even if most of its foliage is dropped. Plants with a large leaf area such as neem, accumulate relatively higher quantities of lead. Trees vary widely in their capacity to absorb pollutants like particulate dust, CO2, oxides of sulphur and nitrogen. We are thankful to team We Mean To Clean to start this.

We started with #neem saplings this week. Neem is ecologically very special. It can tolerate very high levels of pollution and has the capacity to recover even if most of its foliage is dropped. Plants with a large leaf area such as neem, accumulate relatively higher quantities of lead. Trees vary widely in their capacity to absorb pollutants like particulate dust, CO2, oxides of sulphur and nitrogen. We are thankful to team We Mean To Clean to start this and Ms Anuradha Ganguly Ramaswamaiah for participating in the activity along with RISE Founation Volunteers Madhukar Varshney, Munish Kundra , Madhuri Varshney and few more kids from nearby areas.

Special thanks to www.earthday.org INDIA to support and promote our work.

Coming days we are going to prepare saplings of hardy, wild, local plants like mango, neem, wedelia, money plant, fig etc. using these plastic pouches.These sapling will be utilized in creating Miyawaki forest covers, though plantation projects, in and around Delhi, organised by the foundation.

This sort of Nurseries can be a win-win situation to fight plastic waste one side and helping environment protection other side.

Published by RISE Foundation

NGO Working in Waste Managament, Environmrnt Protection and Women Empowerment

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