Jamia Hamdard becomes first varsity of city to go plastic-free

New Delhi: Banning the use of plastic-made cups, glasses and other items, Jamia Hamdard has become the “first university” in Delhi and neighbouring cities to become a plastic-free campus.

At the valedictory event of ‘Swachhta Pakhwara’ (cleanliness fortnight) hosted on the premises, a senior SDMC official declared the “entire campus as plastic free”,

Daily Pioneer reported that a statement issued by the Civic Body stated, “Jamia Hamdard has become the first plastic-free university in Delhi and entire NCR. During a ‘Swachhta Pakhwara’ event held on its campus, it was declared today that the entire campus including all canteens, shops, and coffee houses and hostels have become plastic-free from today itself.”

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The statement added “Henceforth single-use plastic items like bottles, cups, glasses and other items, polythene bags and plastic items less than 50 microns (in width) have been banned.  Hence, nobody can use these items for any purpose on the campus.”

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