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Plastic Free India Campaign
The campaign is designed to reduce the requirement for the landfill disposal of plastics packaging waste, which until now, has been the option for country like India. Landfill disposal is already overburdened in every city and subject to increasingly tight environmental legislation. These increasing restrictions make landfill disposal less financially viable and less attractive to the waste generator. The aim is to encourage, initially at commercial locations, the segregation of the waste at source and deliver this to the facility with the minimum of inconvenience to all involved parties.
A comprehensive business plan was prepared to cover the start-up period 2020 -2030. The business plan showed that the facility would come into profit by October 2018. Currently, waste is being collected from all available sources and being sent through ‘dusting process’ – residents, apartments, hotels, schools, parks, shops, university, shopping malls etc. and it is estimated that about 3-4 tonnes/ day would be collected. Another objective of the project is to collect dry waste from the source itself.
Plastic Reprocessing Unit and Waste Management Training Centre
Handling Municipal Plastic Scrap through a mechanical recycling process known as extrusion in order to improve the local environment and offer continuous employment to individuals from socially and economically disadvantaged groups. We use the following methods to do so –
- Segregation at source
- Doorstep collection
- Washing & drying
- Contaminant separation
- Crushing, shredding, processing
- Cooling & Cutting
IYFS has began this initiative to teach the students in Govt schools about conservative methods and create environmental awareness in all aspects. Our purpose is based on “We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.” Secondly, the Society helps the students in Municipal Schools financially or with basic necessitates.
Clear Coasts Campaign
Clear Coasts Campaign aims to raise awareness about littering and its impact on the environment by cleaning the coastline in Visakhapatnam.
Beach clean-up drive is one of our regular activities. People pitch in to collect beach trash to make the beach a more pleasant and safer place for everyone. Appala Reddy Yendreddi, a LEAD India Fellow who heads India Youth For Society (IYFS), a civil society organization that has expertise in marine litter control and plastic pollution. Local Municipal Corporation, youth groups, colleges, schools, residential welfare associations will be engaged, staff will also be engaged during weekly and holidays. The campaign is supported by Australian Consulate in India under Direct Aid Programme (DAP).
Anyone is welcome to volunteer with us.
Call us at 9951958686