Dimapur, August 17: Concerned by rubbish tossed out from cars, which not only is an eyesore but has also serious environmental consequences, women members of Kohima Alibalar Telongjem (KAT), a society of Aliba village, Mokokchung District, has come out with eco-friendly trash bags for cars.
The 24 members of the organization wants to provide appropriate means of waste disposal to protect the environment. Hence, they came up with the idea of eco-friendly trash bags for cars, said an official release.
The bags are made of washable cloth material and are designed in such a way that the storage space can hold empty water bottles and other litter. They have distributed about 100 bags so far.
One of the members pointed out that through the project the group wants to also encourage women of their village by creating awareness about environmental damages caused by litter.
Each independent effort to capture and dispose of waste will always move us, however incrementally, in the right direction, they said.
The KAT is trying to reach out to as many people as possible so as to make the people think carefully before tossing another item out the window or looking the other way when someone else does, and to consider the impact that they can make on the environment by disposing of waste properly.
(Page News Service)