Chennai Schoolboys on a Mission - Takes up Plastic Ban as a Challenge

By Xappie Desk, December 21, 2018 11:34 IST

Chennai Schoolboys on a Mission - Takes up Plastic Ban as a Challenge

Two schoolboys within the town area unit taking the coming plastic ban as a challenge and area unit progressing to distribute one lakh artifact baggage within the coming days.
 
Jai Aswani, 16, and his brother Preet, 12, students of the Sindhi Model college, Kellys, run a social enterprise, Born To Win. they need currently started associate degree ambitious project to exchange plastic baggage with artifact alternatives.
 
The project to distribute the material bags is additionally being supported by Fever FM and also the Rotaract Club at Ethiraj faculty. the luggage area unit being created by mentally challenged girls at the Rehoboth Home for Mentally Challenged girls, Varsha Aswani, mother of the 2 boys told The Hindu. “We area unit aggregation bedsheets and pillow covers at numerous locations in the city and changing these into fabric baggage. My mission is to give one lakh artifact baggage. I'd wish to achieve a modification and instill the employment of fabric baggage among individuals,” Jai said. Preet same the concept was to confirm that individuals have a friendly involvement within the issue of plastics and contribute to the explanation for a plastic-free society.
 
Contributions from all
 
The team is already within the method of constructing 35,000 baggage and is hoping to induce additional contributions from voters and corporates. “We are going to be distributing concerning 200-300 artifact baggage on a Gregorian calendar month twenty-two. this is often simply a curtain-raiser. we tend to hope to hit the one lakh mark by January 15,” Jai explained.
 
Ms. Varsha same they'd even be distributing this artifact baggage to little vendors across the town. “People discount with these little vendors whereas shopping for vegetables. However, will such vendors afford to supply artifact baggage once individuals area unit negotiation to shop for vegetables? we tend to hope to handle this issue similarly,” she additional.
 
So far, Jai has collected a hundred bedsheets from GRT hotels. “We hope additional corporates can contribute to the present initiative. If they need, they'll place their logos on this baggage,” he says.
 
It prices concerning ₹5 per bag. This expense is, at the instant, being met by friends. the scholars of Ethiraj faculty also are causative, by providing 5-10 baggage every.
 
The team can host a set (of bedsheets and pillow covers) and bag distribution drive at Grand square, Velachery on Gregorian calendar month 22.



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