People can exchange trash for free food at India’s first ‘Garbage Cafe’
Taking a path-breaking a step towards recycling plastic garbage, the Chhattisgarh Municipal Corporation has launched India’s first-ever ‘Garbage Cafe’.
This initiative will not only help the government to manage the plastic pollution in the city, but it will also ensure that the waste collectors get to eat a wholesome meal in lieu of the plastic waste they collect.
The cafe gives you a free meal for every kilo of trash you collect or a substantial breakfast for 500 grams of it.
Ambikapur, which has been selected as the second cleanest city after Indore, plans to use the plastic for construction of roads. The first such road in the state was made by mixing over 8 lakh plastic bags with asphalt, the durability of these roads are more since plastic doesn’t absorb water
The cafe will operate from the city’s main bus stand, said Mayor Ajay Tirkey, who presented the city’s municipal budget on Monday.
A budget of Rs 5 lakh has been allotted to the Garbage Cafe Scheme.
Under this initiative, there are plans to branch out to the provision of free shelter to the homeless who collect plastic waste.
A massive step towards a better and more ‘Swachh Bharat’.