The district administration of Hailakandi is all set to construct an anganbadi centre with plastic bottles in collaboration with UNDP, PWD, education and social welfare departments.
Informing this, the district additional deputy commissioner of Hailakandi, RK Dam said the plastic bottles will be stuffed with non-biodegradable waste and mud.
Reports quoted RK Dam as saying that the anganwadi centre at Singhalla area in Lala block will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 3.46 lakh.
The official further said in order to reinforce the ‘ecobricks’ – the plastic bricks stuffed with waste – liquid cement will be used.
The Hailakandi district administration has launched the ‘Plastic Borjon Campaign’.
The district administration organized a workshop and a rally on Friday to generate awareness on how to convert plastic bottles into ecobricks and use the same in construction work.
The district administration conducted the rally in collaboration with the Hailakandi Municipal Board.
The rally, participated by school children, was flagged off by RK Dam.
Informing that the structure will be earthquake-resilient, the official said the rooms will be ventilated by making holes in the ecobricks.
A media report quoted Dam as telling the children: “Next time, you hold a plastic bottle in your hand, try thinking of it not as rubbish to be disposed of, but as the building block for something extraordinary.”
The concept of ecobricks originated in Guatemala where waste was turned into a robust and affordable building material which helps tackle the unemployment problem.