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Teen collects milk pouches and plastic waste

Teen collects milk pouches and plastic waste

Milk is usually supplied in pouches. These pouches contribute to one-third of the branded plastic waste in most cities.

In Gurugram alone, the number of milk packets thrown in garbage is around 32 crores.

To control the growing menace, Vikramjeet Singh Kanwar, a 13-year-old boy started an initiative called Max Xchange.

Under this programme, people can exchange dry waste like milk pouches and plastic waste for upcycled products.

He also created a website to reach many people.

Vikramjeet is also known as Max. He got interested in waste management when he was 9 years due to a community service project in his school.

From then, his interest continued to find out solutions to plastic pollution.

The very first step he started was collecting old newspapers from the residents of the society where he lives.

He managed to collect nearly 500kg of newspapers in a month from his society alone.

He sold all these to a local kabadiwala and bought stationery with the acquired money. He gifted those items to underprivileged children.

But, later, he found that he had to chase people for acquiring newspapers from them. Then, he wanted to do something differently.

He started collecting all kinds of dry waste⁠ including plastic, newspaper, milk pouches, paper, cardboard boxes etc. and gave upcycled products in exchange.

He began converting the discarded items into useful products like notebooks, pens, pencils, coasters etc. with the help of a team.

People who discard waste can choose from an array of products that are made from discarded products. Thus, he ensures that he creates life from waste products.

Max and his team have been collecting dry waste from homes, offices, institutions for the last one year in Gurugram.

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