Abhinav’s Initiative for Pollution Prevention

Plastic bags are one of the most widely used bags when it
comes to carrying grocery items. However, these are one of
the worst types of bags to use as these cause major harm to
the environment. These bags get torn into small pieces over
the course of time but do not get disposed of because they
are non-biodegradable. They remain in the environment
for years and add to land, air and water pollution.
Initiative by Abhinav School:
Today, plastic bags have become a significant cause of
land pollution. The toxic chemicals produced by plastic
contaminate the soil. This is hampering the growth of the
plants. Since these are light and are carried by wind to
different places, the agricultural land is also getting affected
by them. They are deteriorating the soil quality making it
less fertile. They damage the seeds sown in the ground and
interfere with the growth of plants. Keeping all these things
in mind, Abhinav came up with an innovative idea which
is reflected in the pictures below. The students not only
prepared the bags but also distributed them among the
vendors and made them also realise how plastic is harmful.
The students have been making these bags from last 6-7
years and been distributing them among the hawkers to
reduce the usage of plastic. We are glad that even PMC has
banned the usage of plastic bags.