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Panjim City Carnaval aspires to be a zero-waste carnaval

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Announcing the ‘Mission to Zero Waste’ initiative the city is aiming for a zero – waste carnaval with the core objective being to educate citizens on the importance of waste segregation at source, importance of waste management and being conscious about waste. The CCP has partnered with CAM Industrial Services and Deltin Group to support this initiative.

The city of Panaji is gearing up for the Carnaval festivities with carnival masks, colourful streamers and bright colorful decorations going up the city. The Samba Square at the Jardin Garcia de Orta and the Sunset Carnival venue at the Mandovi promenade is being decked up to welcome carnaval revellers through the four-day-long event between 26 Feb and 1st March 2022.
“In keeping with the city of Panaji’s continuous efforts to adopt a sustainable approach, the city has announced ‘Mission to Zero Waste’ and is committing to making this Carnaval celebration a zero-waste event with the core objective being to educate citizens on the importance of waste segregation at source, the importance of waste management and being more conscious about waste,” explains Agnelo Fernandes, Commissioner of the City of Panaji.
The CCP has partnered with CAM Industrial Services, Deltin Group and Majestic Pride group to support this initiative.
“The CCP’s team of waste collectors and segregators collect our waste, sift through the contents and process it. Day in and day out they deal with our waste. There is an urgent need to understand that when our waste goes out, another human being interacts with it, segregates it, and treats it further with the available facilities. Let’s spare a thought for the work they do,” explains the Commissioner.”CAM Industrial Services will set up several multiway segregation stations at the Panaji City Carnaval venues which will be manned and supervised by teams appointed by CAM Industrial Services and CCP. Additionally, appropriate signage which spreads awareness on the waste  issue and stakeholder engagements are being organized to educate citizens on the importance of segregation of waste at source, ” explained Abigail Fernandes, COO, CAM Industrial Services””We have been in Panjim for several years. Carnival is a festival that is celebrated with enthusiasm across the city and we at the Deltin Group are happy to partner with the CCP on the ‘Mission to Zero Waste initiative’ in the city’s efforts to adopt sustainable practices. We are happy to support the city in the efforts and will continue to do so,” said Anil Malani, President of Operations at Deltin Group   Nearly two decades ago, the city of Panaji led the segregation initiative by introducing novel concepts of garbage segregation at source and door-to-door collection of waste, way before they were replicated in the rest of India. The city continues to adopt the same practices. The city of Panjim is gearing up to celebrate Carnival between 26 Feb and 1st March 2022 with celebrations planned across the city.

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