We often see ragpickers collected such waste and trying to earn some money by selling them off. Despite all of this, they still don’t manage to have a hearty meal. To ensure these homeless people get to eat a good meal, the country’s first garbage cafe has been launched in Chhattisgarh. Under this, the Municipal Corporation will provide food to the poor and homeless in lieu of plastic waste.
Persons fetching 1 kg plastic waste will be offered a full meal while those collecting 500 grams waste will get a substantial breakfast. Ambikapur, which has been selected as the second cleanest city after Indore, plans to use the plastic for construction of roads.
The cafe will operate from the city’s main bus stand, said Mayor Ajay Tirkey who presented the city’s municipal budget on Monday.
Well, that’s one way to get the stuff off the streets.
(Via Vandana Puranik.)