“Lets come together and be part of history in making”
Join Hands Together for Clean India
Team Rise Foundation was invited to participate month long “Clean India “Program by DM Kapasheda IAS Shri Naveen Agarwal on 1st Oct 2021 at Ramleela Ground , Sector 10, Dwarka (New Delhi).
To celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava, Deptt. of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is undertaking “Clean India” Program. The program is aimed at creating awareness, mobilization of people and ensuring their involvement in the Clean India initiative which is unique in terms of scale and participation. One of the objecive of the program is to organize activities to clean waste mainly Single Use Plastic waste throughout the country from 01st October to 31st October 2021.
Team Rise Foundation, showcased the small structure from Ecobricks made by Member Mr. Munish Kundra to the Chief Guest. Additionally, Rise Foundation Founder Mr. Madhukar Varshney share his thought about ill effects of Single Use plastics and Small size MLP which are not collected by recyclers , so mix with other waste easily. These plastic waste is main cause of death of many sacred cows who eat the polythene by mistake. This plastic is also polluting our rivers and Oceans also.
We asked DM office to provide us the PET bottles and Plastic waste for making structure at DM office premises. We have made bench from Ecobricks in Dwarka, which captured almost 15Kg of Plastic waste at Source.
History of Ecobrick?
Ecobricks were first made in number and utilized on a community scale in Guatemala in 2003 with Susana Heisse’s project Pura Vida Atitlan. Since then numerous projects have been started all around the globe.
What is an Ecobrick?
An Ecobrick is a plastic bottle filled, and packed tightly with none recyclable materials so that it can be used as a building block for a structure. Pretty much becoming a brick, made of plastic.