NMMC inspires citizens to turn dry waste into art
With an aim to encourage citizens to reduce waste and to make the best out of it, the solid waste management department of the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has introduced a new theme ‘ Join the revolutionretain into art’.
The officials from the department had recently created a map of India measuring 4.5’ x 4.0’ using 22 non-functional motherboards.
This is when the officials decided to spread this idea to the residents as well and engage them in similar activities.
“W h e n we created the map which we have named the MotherIndia Board, we thought of launching this as an awareness activity so that residents can also participate and make something useful from the dry waste,” said Dr Babasaheb Rajale, DMC of solid waste management department of NMMC.
Officials informed that the department is now making another project which is still under wraps.
All dry waste i tems l i ke paper, plastic bottles, coconut shells, metals, electronic discarded items can be used for making these theme-based art pieces.
“The motto behind the theme is simple -to reduce non- degradable waste and try to make art out of recyclable waste”, said Dr Rajale.
The department will also rope in schools and colleges under its jurisdiction and engage students in the activities and also act as volunteers to spread awareness among the public.
Speaking further about the plan, Dr. Rajale said, “We will be inviting all the residents to come up with unique themes and create artworks with the waste and the best art will be given a certificate. This will bring in a competitive spirit and bring out new ideas to reduce waste. The art can be made by individual or by a society or group.”