JMC signs MoU with CEE, HDFC Bank to establish Recycling Centre

JMC Mayor, Chander Mohan Gupta inaugurating ‘Plastic Lao, Thaila/Mask Pao’ stall in Ward No. 56, Gangyal.
JMC Mayor, Chander Mohan Gupta inaugurating ‘Plastic Lao, Thaila/Mask Pao’ stall in Ward No. 56, Gangyal.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, May 13: Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) here today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Centre for Environment Education (CEE) and HDFC Bank for establishing Swachh Material Recycling Centre in Jammu, the foundation stone of which will be laid by Chander Mohan Gupta, JMC Mayor on May 16, 2022.
Moreover, HDFC Bank and CEE in partnership with JMC and Regional and Urban Development Agency (RUDA) started ‘Plastic Lao, Thaila/Mask Pao’ collection & drop point for non-biodegradable and recycling plastic wastes in Ward No. 56, Gangyal Mandir near Pulli, where citizens can drop their plastic waste in exchange for masks and cloth bags (Thaila).
This campaign was inaugurated by JMC Mayor and Dy. Mayor, Purnima Sharma in presence of Rahul Yadav, Commissioner JMC; Prabjot Singh Sodhi, Sr Director CEE; Rakash Joshi, Circle Head, HDFC Bank; Abhishek Khajuria, Cluster Head, HDFC Bank, Jammu; Sanjeev Arora, CEO RUDA; Rohit Maskara, Project Manager CEE and others.
The campaign’s objective was to urge citizens to integrate the principles of reduce, reuse, refill, refurbish, recover and recycle plastics into their daily lives and it aims to increase citizens’ engagement in waste value chain by reducing the use of single-use plastic, segregation at home, using their own cloth bags as well as the appropriate bins, among other things.
The Mayor urged the people to join these initiatives by segregating waste at home, using bins in public places and carrying their own cloth bags to reduce the use of plastic.
Rahul Yadav, Commissioner JMC urged the people to stop using single-use plastic as it has adverse effect on the environment and human life.
The similar campaign has already been inaugurated at Bahu Plaza, Jammu in which 2532 kg of plastic waste was collected for recycling in exchange for which 1218 cloth bags and 344 masks.