Meal for Plastic initiative has been started by Bhubaneshwar Municipal Corporation (BMC) in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme. The initiative is a part of Odisha’s Aahaar Yojana. We all know how severe is the plastic menace worldwide and in our country too. To get rid of this plastic mess and to raise awareness about the harm being done to the environment, various initiatives have been taken by various organizations. Aahaar Yojana is one of them.
Aahaar Yojana- The ‘Meal for Plastic’ initiative
People willing to join the initiative have to do a simple task. They need to visit one of the Aahaar Centers in the city. There are a total of 11 Aahaar Centers so it is easy to find one in one’s proximity. By giving away half a kg of plastic, they can get a meal for one time.
With this initiative, the Bhubaneshwar Municipal Corporation is solving two issues at a time- the menace of plastic and the scarcity of food. People blindly collect so much plastic. They do not realize what they are doing to the environment and hence, the Earth. On the other hand, there are so many people in this world who are not able to get a stomach full of meal easily. This initiative has found a wonderful solution to both of the problems.
With the help of this initiative, BMC aims to spread awareness that plastic can give you a meal. So, instead of hoarding plastic or throwing them on the roads, people can just take them to the Aahaar Centers and get a meal in return.