Kohima, 9 October (MTNews): Zhaleo Rio, Advisor for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, emphasized the global urgency of effective garbage management. He pointed out that plastic waste, especially Multi-Layer Plastics (MLPs) and Single-Use Plastics (SUPs), clogs drains, leading to various diseases. Zhaleo spoke at a sensitization workshop on the management of MLPs and SUPs held at the Kohima Capital Convention Centre today.
Highlighting the adverse impact of such plastics on public health, Zhaleo called upon citizens to take responsibility for cleaning their environments and properly disposing of MLPs, SUPs, and other waste. He further suggested integrating waste management into the school curriculum to empower the younger generation to lead the way in building a responsible and cleaner society.
Speaking at the program, Rising Aggarwal, founder of the Mumbai Sustainable Centre, highlighted the Safi Bank Initiative, which focuses on the responsible management of Multi-Layer Plastics.
In her speech, Kevileno Angami, Commissioner and Secretary of School Education, expressed confidence in schoolchildren serving as role models in changing and cleaning the environment, paving the way for a cleaner, more beautiful future.
Lanusenla Longkumer, Administrator of Kohima Municipal Council, emphasized the collective responsibility for waste management.
The workshop was held in collaboration with the departments of Urban Development, Municipal Affairs, and School Education, along with the Earth Alliance and Mumbai Sustainable Centre NGOs, at the Kohima Capital Convention Centre.