“As kids we would eat peanuts, toffees and popcorn in paper bags but now when we have grown up, we are using poly bags despite knowing how bad they are for our environment,” Yadav added.
Praising MCG and its commissioner Vijay Dhaiya, he said 50% of garbage of the city contains polythene. One of the city’s treatment plants has been inundated with polythene, which can’t be recycled, he said.
Requesting people of Gurgaon to support administration with their individual efforts, Yadav said: “We depend on the people of Gurgaon to make the city better.Government can’t do all the things on its own and it is stupidity to blame government for everything."
Councillor of ward 26 Rajinder Yadav showed his dissatisfaction after witnessing the minimal participation of people in the event. “From last few months, we and media are trying to make people aware and putting great efforts for the success of this campaign but it seems that this is not enough or may be the organizing committee is not putting in their full efforts,” Councillor said on the occasion.
Ajay Kumar Singh, General Manager Enviro also addressed the gathering. "I am happy to get associated with this good cause and I congratulate MCG for their initiative. I think this is our own responsibility to fight for this noble national cause and we promise to take care of our environment. Vatika and Enviro will always support MCG,” Singh said.
He also said that lesser headcount in the event shouldn’t worry “us”. “The representatives of companies and administration will definitely make people aware about the campaign in their offices. I request you all who are present here to publicize this campaign as much as possible," Singh requested.
“Today, we all take a pledge in Vatika Business Park that we will never use polythene and will make our city polythene-free,” Yadav pledged.