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Amid increasing levels of consumerism in cities, Dibrugarh district administration has decided to adapt to a ‘zero waste’ lifestyle.

Zero waste household concept is an initiative by Dibrugarh district administration to minimize municipal waste and to convert waste to resources.

As part of the initiative, district administration organised an orientation cum awareness programme in Dibrugarh on Saturday.

Dibrugarh deputy commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha launched the progeamme–“Adopt Zero Waste Lifestyle”.

“Adopt Zero Waste lifestyle” is an initiative taken by Dibrugarh district administration in association with PHED to minimize municipal waste and to convert waste to resource.

Speaking at the programme, DC Jha highlighted the importance of the “Adopt Zero Waste lifestyle” programme in reducing municipal waste by converting waste to resource.

Jha said, “The quantum of municipal solid waste generated in Dibrugarh is estimated to be 50-60 metric tonnes per day. Out of which 75%-80% is biodegradable and 20%-25% is non-biodegradable waste. We can segregate household waste at source and produce compost out of the waste.”

“But we mix all biodegradable and non- biodegradable waste and it enhances the volume of municipal waste. By this orientation cum awareness programme, we want to make people aware of the ways that leads to a zero waste lifestyle,” he said.

“It is like a consultancy service. Whoever wants to adapt to zero waste lifestyle they may contact us through whats app no 60004-04251 or mail us at phedibzerowaste@gmail.com Dibrugarh,” Jha said.

He said the District Solid Waste Management team is constituted by District administration and PHED for providing counselling on methods to manage waste at household level will visit their home as per their convenience.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com

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