India’s First Garbage Café to open in Chhattisgarh
India’s first ‘Garbage Café’ will soon be opened in Ambikapur city in north Chhattisgarh. It is initiative of Ambikapur municipal corporation. It aims to make Ambikar city plastic-free.
India’s first ‘Garbage Café
In this unique Café, poor people and rag pickers will get free food in exchange for one kilogram of plastic. Besides they will also provided with breakfast in return for exchanging half a kilogram of plastic brought to the cafe. The collected garbage through this café will be sold at Solid Liquid Resources Management Centre. It will be further be turned into granules and will then be used in the construction of roads in the city.
Ambikapur City and Waste management
It is Chhattisgarh’s first dustbin-free city. It has efficient solid waste management system.
It has been hailed as second cleanest city in the country in Swachhata rankings after Indore.
It also has road made with plastic granules and asphalt. 1st such road in Chattisgarh was made in the city by mixing eight lakh plastic bags. The road constructed by mixing plastic and asphalt is durable, because water does permeate through it.
The opening of garbage cafe is another step towards the city’s aim to become free from plastic waste.
The Self Help Groups (SHGs) of women are involved in door to door collection of waste.