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Dr. D. Y. Patil BioTechnology and BioInformatics Institute

Awareness Programme on Avoiding the Use of single-use Plastics

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 |Zoom Platform |Workshop

Dr. D. Y. Patil Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Institute (DYPBBI) organized an Awareness programme on avoiding the use of single-use Plastics under the campaign “Swachhtata Hi Seva” on 26th Ocotber 2021 at 11:00 AM by online mode through zoom platform.

All faculty members of NSS team along with 158 students participated in the event.

The Govt. of India has launched a 75 weeklong campaign “Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav” to celebrate the achievements our country. This campaign is not only to respect and celebrate the achievements but also to motivate and encourage citizens to take positive steps for the growth of country.

The awareness program on avoiding the use of single-use plastics has been identified as one the themes under the campaign “Swacchata Hi Seva”.

Prof. Minal Wani addressed the participants and spoke about the need of awareness about single use plastic commodities. Mr. Amol Salagare, Asst. Professor gave a brief presentation on Plastic Waste Management Rules and Government policies toward single use plastic commodities. He also explained the role of students in control and prevention of use of single use plastic materials.

This was followed by small video clips showing the campaign to reduce or eliminate use of littered single use plastics. Students of DYPBBI have successfully done the cleanliness drive and collection of plastic waste at Tathwade campus on 25th October 2021.

Finally Ms. Priyanka Wagh, a JRF student from Microbial Diversity Research Laboratory presented her research work related to conversion of laboratory waste into useful products. She also emphasized on the importance of segregation of waste at the point of inception. The useful products like Agarochar, Agastic and Agaropost that are produced from the waste agar media, help in sustainable resource recovery and disposal of waste thereafter. The value-added products generated from waste help in building a circular Bio-economy.

At the end of the event, Mrs. Rashmi Pathe gave a vote of thanks.