Bathinda : The Department of Environmental Science and Technology at the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB) organized an expert lecture on “Single-Use Plastic” to commemorate World Environment Day. The keynote speaker for this programme was acclaimed environmental scientist Prof. Vinod Kumar Garg.
While interacting with the participants, Prof. Vinod Kumar Garg highlighted on the dreadful impacts of “Single Use Plastic” on the environment and living beings. He stressed on the immediate need to replace single use plastic with disposable plastic and jute bags in our daily life routine. He also educated the audience about the Plastic Waste Management Rules laid down by the Government of India. Prof. Garg urged young people to join the United Nations # OnlyOneEarth campaign on World Environment Day 2022 to ensure that this unique and beautiful planet remains a safe haven for humanity.
The programme commenced with a welcome address by Dr. Sunil Mittal, Dean, School of Environment and Earth Sciences. After this, Dr. Yogalakshmi KN, HoD, Dept. of Environmental Science and Technology, introduced the programme theme and highlighted the importance of living in harmony with nature and restoring the environment so that every species can thrive and live peacefully.
The programme was completed with a vote of thanks by Dr. Dhanya MS. On this occasion, Dr. Puneeta Pandey, Dr. PK Sahoo, Dr. Ajay Kumar, and other faculty members of the school were present. Research scholars, students, and staff attended the programme.