Ep 20 – Green Talks with Panchtatwa Girl Ft. Tulika Suneja from Green Hands
To increase public participation to curb the use of single-use plastic (SUP), the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has launched a mobile application for the public, recently. After downloading the application ‘SUP-CPCB’, people may lodge a complaint against those using, selling, and manufacturing SUP. Now that’s interesting and a good initiative. Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has imposed a blanket ban on single-use plastic country-wide. Plastic items like earbuds, balloons, candy, ice-cream sticks, cutlery items like plates, cups, glasses, forks, spoons, knives, trays packaging or wrapping films like sweet boxes, invitation cards, cigarette packets, plastic flags, PVC banners of below 100 microns, etc. are soon going to be banned. It will be so wonderful to see steel crockery back in fashion and replacing #singleuseplastic.
It’s pretty amazing that our society has reached a point where the effort necessary to extract oil from the ground, ship it to a refinery, turn it into plastic, shape it appropriately, truck it to a store, buy it and bring it home, is considered to be less effort than what it takes to just wash the spoon when you’re done with it. So we all know how single-use plastic is posing problems to our planet. And the maximum is used in parties, picnics, and get-togethers. I sometimes wonder when single-use or disposable plastic was not in use were we not having parties or get-togethers? Then why so much single-use plastic is in use? Just because we are lazy to wash?
In this episode of #GreenTalks meet Tulika suneja founder of Green Hands. Tulika is a steel woman, and nature lover practicing conscious living, with her eco-friendly actions and Solution-oriented approach. Tulika Suneja founder of Green hands is also impaneled as a master trainer by MCF. She has also started a Nature lover group that organizes picnics at organic farms or less explored natural places, and bird sanctuaries. And they arrange the visit at actuals, to connect with nature. They even have an eco shop by the name of Prakriti. where you will get some biodegradable products made of natural fibers to replace plastic items in your daily life. She also runs a steel crockery bank
Steel Crockery Bank
The Steel Crockery Bank plates and spoons replaced styrofoam and plastic disposable in large quantities during the various events where they supplied. As the festival season has started, in the last few days they were booked for many big and small events. Steel bank claims they saved disposables approx 600 plus in a bhandara held at TDI City, 1000 plus in two days Navratri celebration dinner, and Bhandara at Puri Aanandvilas, 1000 plus in three-day marriage events, and 200 in few small events. Many other bookings are there in the upcoming months. One wonderful solution is the steel crockery bank to replace SUP and beat plastic pollution. By now they have saved 5 lakh plus disposables sent to landfills. They have 6 banks in diff locations in Faridabad, and 3 in other cities Noida, Ghaziabad, and karnal.
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