A spirit of participation and means to accumulate know-how and talent led Raksha Particular Faculty to compete within the plastic reuse contest. Of the 15 colleges that participated 14 have been common colleges. It was a memorable second for the scholars, lecturers, workers, mother and father and the administration of Raksha when it was awarded the primary prize.
The Plastic Reuse competitors was organised by the Sub Collector of Ernakulm District, Snehil Kumar Singh and the Assistant Collector M S Madhavikutty as a part of the Swach Bharath motion. The competition was held a day after Gandhi Jayanthi to uphold Mahatma Gandhi’s custom of waste not need not.
‘If you can’t reuse refuse them’ declared a placard on the exhibition which showcased a variety of artefacts made with plastic bottles, caps, cups, straws, spoons and so forth.
The lifetime of most moldable merchandise is restricted to single utilization, after which they pollute the environment. The sorts of plastic used have been primarily PET – polyethylene terephthalate present in bottles and restaurant takeaways and HDPE – excessive density polyethylene present in stiff colored bottles reminiscent of shampoo and detergents.
The principle merchandise from Raksha have been instructing aids for particular youngsters to enhance motor abilities and coordination like web page turner, calculation board, completely different sand clocks of 1 hour, half an hour, 15 minutes for time consciousness and administration.
The opposite gadgets, as a consequence of its variety, have been categorised into Craft Zone, Play Zone and Story Zone. Within the Craft Zone have been a variety of family utility gadgets, modern in nature – tooth brush holders, tissue paper holders, lamp shades, curtain grips, journal racks, cell holders to torches, cobweb dusters and extra.
Rene Carduz – Particular Educator and Chief Coordinator of Raksha Particular Faculty was the guiding drive of this enterprise. She says, “We were apprehensive at first wondering how many items could possibly be produced from plastic. But once we started we were amazed and enlightened by the possibilities. The more we worked, the more items we found we could make.”
Ragini Menon, Honorary Secretary of Raksha says, “it was a proud moment for everybody in Raksha. This is part of the fight pollution movement where special children too could play a role. It was heartening to see the involvement and enthusiasm of the students explaining and demonstrating the reused plastic products.”
The merchandise will not be on sale.