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Source: The post is based on the article “One-stop centres for zero waste to be launched in cities” published in The Hindu on 16th May 2023
What is the News?
The Central Government will soon launch one-stop centres called “Reduce, Recycle and Reuse” where citizens can deposit old clothes, shoes, books, toys and plastic that can be reused or recycled.
What are Reduce, Recycle and Reuse(RRR) Centres?
Reduce, Recycle and Reuse(RRR) Centres are being launched to reduce waste generation in Urban India.
These centres will serve as a one-stop solution for citizens, institutions, commercial enterprises, etc to deposit unused or used plastic items, clothes, shoes, footwear, books, and toys.
The items will then be given to different stakeholders to be refurbished for reuse or would be made into new products contributing to a circular economy.
The centres would be set up as part of a nationwide campaign ‘Meri LiFE, Mera Swachh Shehar’.
What is the Meri LiFE, Mera Swachh Shehar campaign?
Meri LiFE, Mera Swachh Shehar (‘My Life, My Clean City’) campaign has been launched under the aegis of the Swacch Bharat Mission – Urban 2.0 (SBM-U 2.0).
The objective of the campaign is to take collective action for the protection and conservation of the environment by adopting sustainable daily habits.
The campaign will culminate on 5th June 2023 with the Pledge for LiFE, that will be undertaken by everyone on the occasion of World Environment Day as well as large-scale cleanliness drives across all cities.