Every year, July 3rd is celebrated as the International Plastic Bag Free Day as a global initiative aiming to eliminate the use of plastic bags. In connection with this, Research and PG Department of Chemistry organized an awareness programme for the local community on ″ Eradication of Plastic Bag Usage from our Surroundings″ in relation with the International Plastic Bag Free Day. International Plastic Bag Free Day celebrated on July 3, is a global initiative that aims to eliminate the use of plastic bags. The meet was held on July 3, 2021 at 10:30 am. The awareness programme was lead by Ms. Parvathi Arul Joshi, 2nd year M.sc Chemistry student, former State Coordinator of Indian Student Parliment, former Chairperson of St. Josephs College Irinjalakuda. The official meet began by the welcome speech of Ms.Aparna Shaji, Association Secretary of Chemistry Department. Around 80 people including students and parents joined the meet. The resource person explained the origin, cause and effect of plastic in our life. She also explained the alternatives of plastic for a better and healthy environment. The International Plastic Bag Free Day is a unique opportunity to spread the word that a plastic bag free world is possible and that sound environmental alternatives to single use plastic bags are available. The presentation was fully packed with informations, which can be implemented in our daily life. Ms.Riona Roy, former BSc Chemistry student of gave the vote of thanks. Dr. Deena Antony (HOD), Dr. Manoj Laser and Dr. Bibitha Joseph shared their experiences. The awareness programme gives us an opportunity to remind ourselves, and others, that every action we take, and every bag we dispose of, effects the lives of everyone in the world for generations to come.
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