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- Type: Education/Awareness Raising
- Status: Completed
Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation has taken up Integrated Solid Waste Management project through public private partnership. The source segregation scale up is planned through championship campaign strategy and decided to take on the challenge through an attempt to create Guinness Book of World Record on “Largest Recycling Lesson” where the participants go through a class room session on recycling for 30 minutes. The event being organized with the support of district collector, School Education department, Pollution Control Board, several NGO’s, Educational Institutions and Corporates. The lesson plan was prepared in such a way that participants start learning from meaning of waste, journey, 3R options and scientific disposal methods through activity cards. The administration, NGO’s and volunteers have taken a great effort in detailed preparation for this city event. The event brought out the voluntary spirit of the city. Barcode ticketing and live streaming were arranged. Adjudicator from Guinness, London who adjudicated the event and after careful examination of evidences and documents submitted declared the event as a Guinness Record Event the same day at 3:00PM on 5th August 2015. The first Guinness record largest recycling lessons in the world were created by Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation. The total numbers of participants were 12,994 students who took part in the event.
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Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation encourages employees well to do the solid waste management in the city through Championship Competition which held during 6th to 13th August 2015. The push carts for Waste collection is designed in such a way that would make the waste collection and segregation easier for the workers. With the help of such friendly pushcarts workers segregate the waste into several categories namely biodegradable, non-biodegradable, Market waste, Food waste, garden waste and others, the segregated wastes are transported to the respective places. Incentives to workers have been given based on their better performance in segregation and resource recovery. All five Corporation zones have sent 557.45 tons of biodegradable waste to vellalore Compost Yard under Championship campaign.