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Mumbai Plastic Recyclothon and Earth Day Awareness Activities April 2024 Report

The April Mumbai Plastic Recyclothon held on April 14, 2024, witnessed enthusiastic participation from citizen volunteers across 50 locations, marking a significant step towards addressing plastic waste management in the city. A total of 3000 kgs of plastic waste was collected during the event, showcasing the community’s dedication to environmental sustainability.

In addition to the Recyclothon, several awareness sessions were conducted at prominent institutions to educate citizens about the importance of responsible waste disposal and recycling practices. These sessions included:

  1. American School of Bombay: Attended by 30 students, this session aimed to instill environmental consciousness among the younger generation, emphasizing the role they can play in combating plastic pollution.
  2. Sectona Corporate Office: With 35 corporate employees in attendance, this session targeted professionals, encouraging them to adopt eco-friendly practices both at work and in their personal lives.
  3. Yashodham School Goregoan: Engaging 40 students, this session focused on integrating environmental education into the school curriculum, fostering a culture of sustainability from a young age.

Furthermore, the initiative “Zero Waste School” was launched, signaling a commitment to minimizing waste generation and promoting recycling within educational institutions.

In commemoration of Earth Day, an awareness session was held at Poonamnagar School, where students were enlightened about environmental conservation efforts. Additionally, a creative activity involving the painting of recycled benches was conducted, with participation from 30 students from Silica and 20 school children, further reinforcing the message of recycling and repurposing materials.

A noteworthy achievement during the month was the transformation of Byculla Fire Station into a Zero Plastic Waste facility, in collaboration with Project Mumbai. This initiative exemplifies the potential for collective action in reducing plastic usage and promoting sustainable alternatives. The monthly collection of plastic waste stood at 8kg in Byculla and 14kg in Wadala, reflecting a positive impact on waste management efforts in these areas.

Overall, the April Mumbai Plastic Recyclothon and associated awareness activities signify a significant stride towards fostering a greener and more environmentally conscious community. Through continued collaboration and commitment, we can work towards a cleaner, healthier planet for future generations.