Streets are filled with cracker waste generated after Diwali, together with wrappers of candy containers, and rocket circumstances. The massive quantity of trash generated after the pageant isn’t even recycled.
To encourage recycling of waste, Communitree, a Chennai based mostly NGO is gathering waste components of crackers similar to outer shells of rockets, massive flower pots, and cylindrical bombs which are greater than 5 to 6 inches in measurement to plant saplings.
The founding father of Communitree, Hafiz Khan, mentioned that they might not go from home to deal with asking everybody to cease bursting crackers. It’s extra about particular person decisions. Though, they’ve appealed residents to be accountable sufficient in the direction of the setting. Their organisation has reached out to individuals to ask for firecracker waste in order that it may very well be utilized to plant saplings.
Until date, the NGO has collected as much as 50,000 circumstances. One may even hand over the circumstances and depart them. It’s not obligatory to take the planted saplings again house. All of the crops are grown of their nursery which is situated on the outskirts of Chennai. Later, when the saplings develop as much as 5 toes, they may very well be planted elsewhere.
Hafiz mentioned that the circumstances manufactured from sturdy cardboard are thought of wonderful to develop saplings. The cardboard retains the moisture content material when water is poured, and it’s simple to take care of. After the seed germinates, one can immediately plant it within the soil.
The saplings consist of various varieties together with neem, beech, jackfruit, guava, amla and others. Final yr, that they had collected 27,000 firecracker circumstances, their subsequent goal is to gather 80,000 circumstances.