Sri Lankan PM commends the initiative to recycle disposable pens and toothbrushes

Minister of Environment Mahinda Amaraweera today handed over a recycling dropbox for disposable pens and toothbrushes to Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa

Dec 04, 2020
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Minister of Environment Mahinda Amaraweera today handed over a recycling dropbox for disposable pens and toothbrushes to Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

This initiative was launched based on the shared theme of “Discipline, Not Law” to promote recycling and find economic-based sustainable waste solutions in Sri Lanka.

The government’s sustainable agenda to collect empty carbon pens and used toothbrushes for recycling will play a prominent role in reducing the amount of plastic released to the environment. Every day, 80 KG of carbon pens are used in schools, which makes it a significant environmental issue, Prime Minister’s Office said.


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