Setting a great example towards managing plastic waste, a school in Jamshedpur will soon have an environment-friendly toilet in its premises made out of waste materials like plastic bottles.
Manav Vikas School in Garurbasa, Telco, with its innovative sanitary installation, will be first of its kind in the city. Made of plastic bottles instead of brick and mortar, the toilet will be dedicated to the students of the school, where currently only one toilet stands.
The initiative was chalked out by the schoolteachers and Sanjay Kumar Pandey, the deputy collector of the Chief Minister’s Camp Office, earlier this month.
“The toilet is being prepared with the help of empty and discarded plastic bottles. The bottles would be filled with sand or slag so as to be used as alternative for bricks. The toilet construction would require around 3000 empty bottles. The bottles have been collected from across the city,” Pandey told, according to Jharkhand’s English daily The Avenue Mail.
Shedding light over the plan, he also mentioned that sand, iron-ore dust and slag ash will be used to fill the unused plastic water bottles that would serve as an alternative to bricks.
The entire funding for the project will be borne by Moundrita Chatterjee, a 13-year-old from Jharkhand, who is already pretty well-known for having spent her pocket money for constructing toilets in the fringes of the city.
This selfless act earned her the privilege of being felicitated in the presence of both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das a few months ago.
A student of Hill Top School in Jharkhand, the class 7 girl is excited about the project. “I feel proud after joining this novel initiative,” she said.
Based on how successful the end result is, more such toilets will be constructed across the city.