Innovative e- waste models on display at garbage gallery
KOPAR KHAIRANE: A mention of gallery brings to mind an artwork exhibition, with aesthetic exhibits on display. Giving this concept a unique twist, NGO Stree Mukti Sanghatana has launched “Asia’s first garbage gallery” within the premises of the NGO’s office at Sector 18 in Kopar Khairane.
Based on the theme ‘waste to resource’, the gallery has on display models of innovative products created from recycled e-waste from across the city.
“This is an attempt to educate people and raise awareness on the disposal of e-waste,” said Vrushali Magdum, founder member, Stree Mukti Sanghatana.
“It shows how segregation of waste is essential at the source as dumping unsegregated waste together can lead to the formation of methane gas, which is the major reason for repeated fires at the Deonar dumping ground,” said Magdum, adding, “Such incidents should be prevented.” Magdum said, “We have displayed a large circle of various samples of e-waste, dry waste, medical waste being carried by a rag picker. We have also displayed several diagrams wherein we have explained different kinds of waste and how they are recycled for children to understand.”
The garbage gallery will be a permanent display at the NGO’s premises. Its members are trying to set an example of how waste can be segregated and turned into something useful and attractive rather than causing health hazards.
“Our initiative is intended for youngsters who can participate in our cause and take charge to educate more people in their surroundings on e-waste. We have invited all the schools and colleges in Navi Mumbai to visit the gallery,” said Jyoti Mhapsekar, president, Stree Mukti Sanghatana.
Visitors at a garbage gallery which was launched at Kopar Khairane on Wednesday. NGO Stree Mukti Sanghatana’s initiative will educate residents.