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Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plastic and switched to steel.

Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plastic and switched to steel.

Gurdwara Bangla sahib has decided to travel green by prohibition the use of all types of plastic within the holy shrine complex to commemorate 550th birth day of the founder of Sikh faith, guru nanak Dev.

Manjinder Singh Sirsa, President, delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), said on Tuesday that the most important heritage Sikh Shrine situated within the heart of the city has prohibited disposable plates, glasses, spoons, thermocol cups and plates, etc., and switched to steel bowls for serving clean drinking water and steel plates for serving Langar (community food) to the visiting devotees.

According to a statement, it’s also taking many different eco friendly initiatives aiming at achieving the standing of the cleanest place within the delhi.

Around 5,000 poly bags/thermocol cup-plates wont to distribute “prasad” and fruits to devotees daily are replaced with eco friendly jute bags and leaf bowls since Oct 2 this year.

The DSGMC has set up a plant capable of handling 2 tonnes of flower and Langar waste, and dry leaves on a everyday to form organic manure and vermicompost from the waste materials.

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