Indian Railways Introduces Biodegradable, Environment Friendly Trash Bags

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In an environment friendly move, Central Railways has introduced biodegradable garbage bags in AC coaches of two trains. This is how the bags will work.

Indian Railways has found yet another way of becoming eco-friendly. In a first of its kind move, Central Railways is going “green” by introducing environment-friendly biodegradable garbage bags on long distance trains.

And how will this be done? CR will be using the bags in which linens are provided to the train passengers.

Linens will come packaged in these light green bags and once the passengers unpack their linen, they can use the bag for garbage.


Photo for representation. Source: Vadakkus/Flickr

Passengers can use these bags for storage or disposal of dry or wet waste. They can either throw these bags in the dustbin themselves or can request the on board housekeeping staff to do so during their rounds.

The bags also have printed details of on board housekeeping service and fire safety instructions.

As of now, this new step has been introduced in AC coaches of two central trains – Mangalore Express and the Pune-Jammu Tawi Jhelum Express.

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