Sensitization of Vendors and Consumers to fight against plastic pollution
Consumer VOICE organised vendors and consumers sensitization drive in Lajpat Nagar New Delhi on 31st Oct 2022 as a part of Green Action Week activities. The main objective of the workshop was to sensitize and encourage the vendors and consumers to take action oriented efforts to fight against plastic pollution. The drive was organised at Lajpat Nagar and Consumer VOICE team members covered various blocks of the market and residential areas.
During the drive, team members interacted with vendors and consumers to understand their concerns and pattern of using plastic products and awareness regarding plastic pollution. We sensitized the audience regarding perils of single use plastic.
We encouraged the vendors and consumers to switch to sustainable products and avoid plastic products. Vendors told us that they are trying from their side to encourage consumers to not to ask for plastic bag and also to bring their own bags. They told us that they will put sticker on their shop or cart to “bring own bag”.
Sustainable cloth bags were distributed to vendors and consumers with whom interaction took place. We also approached members of Resident Welfare association of residential areas and marketing associations in this regard.