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Chizami joins global movement ‘World Cleanup Day’

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By EMN Updated: Sep 20, 2020 2:37 pm
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Youths segregate waste materials on World Cleanup Day at Chizami village in Phek on Saturday.

Dimapur, Sep. 20 (EMN): Hundreds of people consisting of children, students, youths and elders from Chizami village joined the global movement, ‘World Cleanup Day’ on Saturday, along with millions of volunteers across 180 countries, to clean up the world in one day for a clean and healthy waste-free planet.

The cleanliness drive was organised by the Chizami Students’ Union in partnership with Chizami Youth Society covering the village approach road and footsteps stretching about 2.5 kilometer. The participants carried out segregation, branding and auditing of waste, an update informed.

In each khel, segregation sites were identified a day prior to the event. The total waste collected was 250 kilogram including glass, metal, textiles and bottles. The top waste pollutants found were pet bottles, multi-layered plastics, single-use plastics and tetra-pak, it informed.

The movement was also organised in line with ‘Clean Chizami Vision,’ to empower a young generation of leaders to create a waste-free Chizami by working locally and collaborating globally as a commitment to sustainable development goals 2030.

World Cleanup Day was initiated in 2008 in the Northern European country of Estonia, a localised initiative which has now become a global bottom-up civic movement. The initiative is the biggest one-day civic action against waste in human history. It aims to move towards better waste management, raise awareness on the issue and the urgency to tackle it and to find sustainable solutions for a cleaner future and to combat climate change.

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By EMN Updated: Sep 20, 2020 2:37:56 pm