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Alternatives to plastic training

Kohima | Publish Date: 4/6/2019 12:42:33 PM IST

An advocacy program on health effects due to plastic pollution and a training program on Paper and Cloth bag making as alternatives to plastic carry bags was organised by Green Team Kohima in collaboration with Kohima Watsu Telen (KWT), held at the Coming Generation Ambience Hall, Kohima on April 5.

Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) in a press release said that its administrator and founding member of Green Team Kohima, Kovi Meyase lauded the KWT for their efforts towards the government’s plastic free Nagaland initiative. Kovi said that it is the responsibility of citizens to safeguard the environment from plastic pollution without just waiting for the government to act.
In her opening remarks, director of Higher Education and advisor of KWT, Dr. Anungla Aier thanked the KMC and Green Team Kohima for giving them the opportunity to learn adoption of alternatives to plastic. She said women play a very vital role in green shopping since it is women who mostly shop for groceries. KWT will impart the paper and cloth bags making skills to other units as well after they learn it from Green Team Kohima, she added. Dr. Anungla further stated that members of the KWT would stop using single use plastics in any form setting an example to other women organisations.
Thangi Maneen, retired commissioner & secretary to the government Of Nagaland and founding member of Green Team Kohima, through a slide-show presentation advocated against plastic pollution. She said many chemicals are used to produce plastics which adversely affect health. Consuming food and water or breathing air polluted by plastics cause many types of cancer she stated.
KCCI general secretary and member of Green Team Kohima, Akhrie Mor who spoke on behalf of the business community, expressed gratitude to the KWT for their dedication as mothers caring for the environment and health of children and the generations to come.
The training program was chaired by Ongalo Murry, project coordinator of The Coming Generation and member of Green Team Kohima. The opening prayer was offered by Wawe-u kenye, assistant project coordinator The Coming Generation and member of Green Team Kohima.
The program concluded with closing remarks from Chubasangla Longkumer, president of KWT. Green Team Kohima is a collective of KMC, KCCI, TCG, YARD, Project 72, EFG and individuals concerned about keeping the earth green. 
 

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