Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (KR)
Mangaluru, Jun 6: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (RRR) Centres in Mangaluru, an initiative taken by the Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) in accordance with the ‘Meri Life, Mera Swachh Shehar’ (My Life and My Clean City) campaign launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), have recieved great response. The
The main aim of this campaign is to transform wastes into wealth and encourage citizens and students to establish RRR centres. These centres in Mangaluru have received an overwhelming response this year with approximately 4 tonnes of materials collected at these centres.
Over 500 residents of the city have actively contributed to the cause by donating clothes, newspapers, plastic carry bags, old books and electronic goods across the 10 RRR centres in Mangaluru, starting May 20 till June 5. Those who donated more than 5 kilos of goods were appreciated and were given a bag of compost manure, while those who donated less than 5 kilos were given a small token of appreciation.
The clothes collected will be sent to ashrams and care homes through NGOs, while the toys, plastic items, notebooks and newspapers will be sent to recycling centres. The usable toys will be donated to local anganwadi and child care units, while the textbooks, novels and magazines that have been collected will be sent to libraries. Electronic items will be sent to e-waste recycling centres.
Institutions including Father Muller Medical College, Mangaluru, and St Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangaluru have come together and collaborated with the MCC to collect the materials.
Due to its exceptional response and turnout, the MCC plans to establish permanent RRR centres across the city in the coming days.