With the intention of spreading awareness and cultivating a sense of collective responsibility towards our planet Earth, the students of The Khaitan School’s Middle School enthusiastically celebrated the ‘International Plastic Bag Free Day’ on July 5th, 2023, during Circle Time. This initiative aimed to educate and empower the students to become active participants in the mission to reduce plastic waste.
To kickstart the day’s activities, lively discussions on the harmful effects of plastic bags were held in every class. The students eagerly participated in these conversations, sharing their stories and ideas to contribute towards making their country a plastic-free nation. It was inspiring to witness the young minds brimming with innovative solutions and a genuine concern for the environment.
One of the highlights of the day was a hands-on activity: paper bag making. The students were asked to bring old newspapers from home, which they used to create creative and eco-friendly paper bags. Guided by their teachers, the students folded and crafted the newspapers into functional bags that could be reused multiple times. This activity not only showcased their artistic abilities but also demonstrated practical alternatives to single-use plastic bags.
Furthermore, the celebration encouraged students to adopt jute bags for their day-to-day activities. They were motivated to replace plastic bags with these reusable, biodegradable alternatives. The students learned about the detrimental impact that single-use plastic bags have on the environment, including pollution, wildlife endangerment, and the clogging of drainage systems. By promoting the use of jute bags, the students gained a deeper understanding of their role in reducing single-use plastic waste in their everyday lives, be it at home, work, or school.
This celebration raised awareness about the urgency of addressing the global plastic pollution crisis and empowered them to take concrete steps towards a sustainable future. The event not only fostered a sense of responsibility and compassion in the students but also highlighted their ability to make a positive impact on the environment through simple yet effective actions.