17 September 2019
Bhubaneswar: East Coast Railway has organised a seminar on Environmental Pollution and Plastic Free Nation at Rail Sadan to mark Swachhata Pakhwada-2019.
ECoR General Manager, Vidya Bhushan stressed upon not using single use plastic in Railway premises, trains, residential areas and Railway establishments and also to encourage passengers, vendors, railwaymen, rail users to avoid use of single use plastic products and to use reusable bags to reduce plastic usages. The huge amount of plastic being used in packaging needs a rethink and redesign.
Joining the seminar, Jayakrushna Panigrahi, Secretary, Odisha Environmental Societysaid that Plastic materials affect the environment because these are never degradable, are not easy to recycle and also harmful to human health; massive awareness needs to done to educate common people to avoid its use. All Principal Heads of Departments of ECoR were present on the occasion.