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JAMMU: Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd (HCCB) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) joined hands to launch ‘Plastic Lao Thaila Pao’ campaign at Bahu Plaza, Gandhi Nagar Jammu, on Wednesday. The month long campaign was inaugurated by Chander Mohan Gupta (Mayor JMC) and Advocate Purnima Sharma (Deputy Mayor JMC) in presence of Dheeraj Gupta, Principal Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department; Baldev Singh Billoria, Chairman Health and Sanitation Committee JMC; Avny Lavasa, Commissioner JMC; Tina Mahajan Secretary JMC; Prabjot Sodhi, Head Circular Economy UNDP, Saneev Arora CEO Regional and Urban Development Agency and Mohammad Ameen Guroo City Lead UNDP.
The campaign, which is being organised by implementation partner to UNDP ‘Regional and Urban Development Agency Jammu’ is part of ongoing efforts to spread awareness on need for responsible plastic use and its proper disposal. As part of campaign, a mini recovery stall has been set up in JDA premises of Bahu Plaza to promote sustainable waste management practices. The eco-exchange stall will be operative on all days till 15th January, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM wherein public and shopkeepers can exchange plastics with Thailas (cloth bags) that are environmentally-friendly. As such, people would be given one cloth bag for each set of 10 PET bottles, 10 pieces of mixed plastic products, 20 pieces of multi-layered plastics, 20 small mixed plastic products or 15 pieces of plastic bags.