In order to encourage citizens towards proper disposal of plastic waste and save the environment, the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation has introduced a scheme of giving food coupons to people on the collection of 5 kg of such waste.
The scheme has been introduced as part of KDMC’s zero garbage policy. For many years, the town has been facing the garbage menace. As a part of the latest initiative, the officials appealed to citizens to collect their plastic waste. If they give 5 kg of plastic waste at a collection centre, they will in return get a coupon for ‘poli-bhaji’ (chapati-vegetables) worth Rs 30.
The garbage collection centres have been planned at various places in the KDMC limits, including markets. The town generates tonnes of plastic waste every day and civic authorities have roped in private agencies for waste management.
The aim is to make Kalyan-Dombivli a zero-waste city and to make it a model for the entire country.