IndoSpace – Cutlery Banks to promote sustainable waste management
IndoSpace, India’s premier developer and owner of Grade A industrial real estate, has established reusable Cutlery Banks in the Gram Panchayats of Mahalunge Ingale and Bhamboli villages, near Pune’s Chakan region, to promote zero waste events. The project, which was developed in response to recent government laws against single-use plastic, is an extension of IndoSpace’s unwavering commitment to decreasing trash generation from community events.
Plastic cutlery used at events is often discarded after a single use, ending up in landfills and contributing to the growing trash catastrophe. This can have a wide-ranging influence on the environment, including potential groundwater and soil contamination, which can lead to significant health impacts.
The cutlery bank initiative aims to reduce waste output at community gatherings by replacing single-use products with reusable steel ones. Stainless steel cutlery can be utilized for decades before it needs to be replaced. Even yet, these can be melted and formed into new steel things. Encouragement of reusable cutlery not only corresponds with circular economy concepts, but also symbolizes the organization’s purpose of raising awareness about the negative consequences of single-use plastics/disposable garbage.
“As a company, we are dedicated to practicing and promoting sustainable waste management, which is a core focus area for our CSR activities,” stated Rajesh Jaggi, Vice Chairman – Real Estate, Everstone Group. The cutlery bank concept is a huge step forward.
The silverware would be stored in Gram Panchayat offices overseen by temple workers from the villages. To get the most out of the cutlery, it will be utilized at all local activities.
To increase awareness among villagers about the necessity of living a sustainable lifestyle, they will be given free utensils from the bank and encouraged to donate to the Gram Panchayat. This effort will attempt to reduce about 1 tonne of plastic trash from activities held in both communities, in addition to bringing about behavioral change.
As part of the program, 1200 cutlery sets were given to the Gram Panchayat of Bambholi and 2000 to the Gram Panchayat of Mahalunge Ingale. Through environmentally informed decisions, IndoSpace continues to be a torchbearer of community building and sustainability.