Plastic is useful if used properly: Prof P Venkataramaiah

Mysuru, June 5:- “Plastic is a useful product, but we are failing to use them properly,” said Prof V Venkataramaiah, former vice chancellor of Kuvempu University, Shivamogga.

He was speaking after inaugurating an awareness programme to stop pollution by plastic at Rani Bahadur Hall at Manasagangothri here on Tuesday.

“We are organising this programme as United Nations has asked to control pollution by plastic. Plastic is invented through the research on polymers. Plastic is being used in all the fields everywhere. It is very helpful but we have failed to manage its usage. If we follow discipline in life, we would not throw plastic here and there. It is the responsibility of everyone to avoid pollution. Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) has always been requesting us to segregate wet and dry waste, but we do not do so,” he added.

Vice chancellor of JSS Science and Technology University Prof K S Lokesh, In-charge Vice Chancellor of University of Mysore (UoM) Prof T K Umesh, Dr N S Raju, Registrar D Bharathi and others were present. (GK, NGB)

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