The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) recently launched an novel initiative in Najafgarh Zone. They opened ‘garbage cafes’ that'll offer free meals in restaurants in exchange for plastic waste. On January 28, the SDMC has opened 23 garbage cafes. 

In this innovative venture, whoever deposits 1 Kg of plastic waste which includes empty water bottles, cold drink bottles, plastic canes etc at these garbage cafes. They would get a free coupon for breakfast, lunch, or dinner in restaurants partnering with the SDMC.

In an official statement, the SDMC said, “Intensifying the unique initiative Plastic Lao Khana Khao’, 23 more ‘Garbage Cafes’ were opened in South, Central, and West zones.”

Mayor Anamika inaugurated one cafe at Nathu Sweets situated in the Defence Colony. She further said, ‘Swachh Survekshan’, the SDMC has adopted a slew of measures under which the idea of a ‘garbage cafe’ was initiated.

As per the reports News18, the SDMC officials added that 12 such cafes have been opened in South Zone, 10 in Central Zone, and 1 in West Zone. Radha Krishnan,  the SDMC Najafagarh Zone Deputy Commissioner, added that this initiative would not only help keep the city plastic-free but will also help needy people and rag-pickers to avail free meals under the scheme.

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