Students detailed about ill effects of single use plastic

Central Chronicle News
Bhilai, Oct 08: Under the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsava programme, the Durg Regional Office of Chhattisgarh Environment Protection Board conducted an environmental public awareness programme among school students for eradicating the use of single-use plastic.
Rudra Narayan Sinha, Co-ordinator, Eco-Club Durg, spoke about the objectives of the programme and said that the children will convey the message of building a plastic free India to the society. He explained the ill effects of single-use plastic and urged the children to make efforts to save the world from the crisis. He urged to use cloth and jute bags.
Shiv Prasad, Chemistry Expert, gave information about the harmful gases which emerge from burning of plastic and its adverse impact on human health. Pollution Control Board Regional Officer Dr Anita Sawant informed the students about the ill-effects of “Single Use Plastic”. She stated that any such plastic material that can be used only once is a single use plastic.
There are many challenges for protecting the environment. She added that the world witnessed great development in the last 150 years on the economic front. But in the present situation, it is difficult to anticipate such development in the time to come as it will completely destroy nature and thereby make human life impossible on the earth. It is very important to understand this situation.
She further said that plastic is made up of such substances which generate harmful gases on burning. These harmful gases not only pollute the environment but also affect human health and the health of animals as well.
Plastic carry bags of any kind, whether thick or thin, are prohibited in Chhattisgarh. She urged the children not to use all types of plastic carry bags as its disposal is a big challenge.
Principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Glory Minz said that the students are the future of the nation and they must understand the importance of eradication of single use plastic. Referring to a statement of Majrooh Sultanpuri (famous poet), teacher Mr Hirwani urged the students to start with personal efforts for the eradication of single use plastic.
Regional Officer Nand Kumar Patel, about 300 school students, all the teachers of Kendriya Vidyalaya and officers-employees of Chhattisgarh Environment Protection Board were present in the programme.

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