Vishakapatnam: The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) has entered the Wonder Book of Records for accepting a pledge by students in its area against the use of single-use plastics in the port city.
Land commissioner P. Raja Babu received the Wonder Book of Records on behalf of the GVMC. Banning single-use plastics is an initiative promoted by NGO Ranger Force.
Vizag mayor Golagani Hari Venkata Kumari said that the government organization is working hard to eradicate banned plastic from the city, an initiative that the state government has started with great enthusiasm.
Before entering the Wonder Book of Records, more than two lakh students of government and private schools within the limits of GVMC have vowed that they will force their parents to protest. using or taking home plastic is prohibited. Students will also teach their parents about using different materials that are environmentally friendly.