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  • where there is will anything

    where there is will anything is possible, the most impressive that the shopkeeper was will to loose her handsome income for to keep the environment clean. I don't see any one doing it in any other part of India .It takes some courage. I salute all of them and also wish to visit this place

    Posted by: Anonymous | 5 years ago | Reply
  • That is a great story! I was

    That is a great story! I was so disappointed last year when travelling in Ladakh to see the amount of water bottle, tetra packs juices, crisp packets, etc being sold even by soldiers while my children and I were made to pay an 'Environmental clean-up' tax. I have set up a charity which works with youth and children to create community spaces. We have worked in India, Venezuela, UK and Palestine. Due to the amount of trash we find, we have to work with the trash, use them creatively. However, we rather wish we didn't have to deal with the trash. 'Reduce, not recycle' is our mantra!

    Posted by: Anonymous | 5 years ago | Reply
  • @Sumita: Thanks for your

    @Sumita: Thanks for your comment!

    Beyond water bottles, as a long term strategy, Sikkim is actively moving towards 'zero waste'.The plan is to segregate waste at source and recycle as much as possible- do away with the concept of landfills that is. Not just Lachen, more and more villages in Sikkim are joining the zero waste initiative- they on a mission mode- another first in India!

    @Anonymous: Sikkim is unique in many ways- the respect for laws, the dedication of bureaucracy and a strong political will. Mainland India has much to learn from Sikkim, rather than brushing it aside as small state affair!

    Posted by: Sayantan Bera | 2 years ago | Reply
  • I am so happy that the youth

    I am so happy that the youth saw it fit to reject bottled water. If only every area in India had more citizens both passionate about their area and convinced about the need for regulating plastic use.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 5 years ago | Reply
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