Citizens are adopting sustainable alternatives to plastic bags since its ban.
Story so far: Since July 1 single-use plastic has been banned by the Centre. In the wake of that news, people are looking for alternative bags for their everyday needs. Some have resorted to reusable grocery and paper bags.
- Circular Waste Solution from the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action facility-funded project in partnership with an NGO named Saahas is an initiative to find sustainable solutions. This project, called Cheela Mela, was organised at the Madiwala market.
- Here, old clothes are upcycled, or remade, into reusable bags. People came with old sarees, pants, and bedsheets so that they could be made into bags. Some pre-stitched ones were given out too. A similar event was conducted on July 3 which attracted almost 1,000 people.
What’s next: Today, there’s going to be another such event at KR Market. The BBMP has partnered with GIZ India, a German Development Agency, and Saahas to implement Circular Waste Solutions in the city.