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    NGO helps schools and temples focus on solid waste management

    Living with a ban on plastic: Tips from P Natarajan, Namma Ooru Foundation

    P Natarajan, founder of Namma Ooru Foundation, an organisation that focuses on waste management among several other environmental causes, provides inputs on the gaps that need to be addressed around the upcoming plastic ban, and Namma Ooru’s crusade to make it a success.

    • Namma Ooru Foundation (NOF)focuses on holistic solid waste management in schools and temples in the city.
    • P. Natarajan, the founder of NOF talks about how the plastic ban should have a multi pronged approach in curbing plastic manufacturing and sensitising people on plastic alternatives.
    • Chennai generates 5000 tonnes of garbage everyday, where single use and reusable plastic accounts for 1250 tonnes. The rest are organic, biomedical and e-waste.

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