Sunday, August 10, 2014


Reducing waste to Size Zero
GANGTOK, 08 Aug: Zero Waste Himalaya volunteers organised an awareness programme on the occasion of ‘Zero Waste Himalaya Day’ today here at MG Marg. The main objective of the event was to inform people about the alarming increase in garbage produced in Gangtok and to encourage them towards waste reduction.
The Zero Waste Himalaya volunteers also demonstrated how solid waste can be reused by turning it into different useful articles. WWF, Ecotourism and Conservation Society of Sikkim and Kanchenjunga Conservation Committee have come together to form the Zero Waste Himalaya group in the state and have been working through different activities and initiatives on zero waste.
Zero Waste Himalaya coordinator, Norjee Bhutia mentioned that Zero Waste Himalaya has partners in different states and in other countries as well. She explained that these activities aimed at creating awareness among the people on the alarming rate of increase of garbage in the state.
“We have received an encouraging and positive response from the people and have been able to convince people on different topics,” said Ms Bhutia.
She mentioned that such activities would be continued in different parts of the state as well.

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