A student society formed by a dedicated bunch of students at IIT Kharagpur is aiming to reduce the usage of single-use plastic in the campus, Indian Express has reported. The group ‘Vision Prabhaho’ formed by 30 student group is aimed at dealing with environmental issues and create awareness in the collection and disposal of plastic waste and e-waste.
Members of the group are setting an example by not using single-use plastic for over four months. Inspired by them over 500 students have shown interest in the issue. The statement from IIT Kharagpur stated that ‘Vision Prabaho’ would be doing projects that deal with inventive ways of disposing organic, inorganic and electronic waste.
“We hold a great responsibility to actively participate in dealing with major environmental issues like the irresponsible use of plastics, waste and resource management, conservation of water body, preserving bio-diversity and reducing carbon footprint in and around the campus,” founding members of the group were quoted in the statement.
The group has also resorted to street plays to spread its ideas.