Date: September 29, 2019
Cloth bags distributed: 155
On September 29, 2019, Team UBA Chandpur took a step forward towards a greener and cleaner future by organizing a campaign on reducing the use of plastic bags. Villagers of Chandpur and Horawala were facing problems regarding drain blockage, loss of fertility of the land under cultivation, and decline in the health of cattle. Team UBA did a survey in Chandpur cluster and found out the root problem. Villagers were not able to dispose plastic bags and plastic products properly, resulting in multiple environmental complications.
To curb the problem of plastic waste, the team decided to spread awareness of the harmful effects of plastic bags. The team went to the doorsteps of the households and explained the adversities of this habit on the environment, water bodies as well as on the livestock because of using plastic bags. The team also provided an alternate solution to reduce plastic waste and distributed cloth bags among the villagers. To give a kickstart and to make the campaign more effective, the team collected the plastic products from every household to induce the use of cloth bags. The response from the villagers was encouraging.