The Kochi corporation will organise a seminar on the topic ‘Bhauma Raksha: Protecting mother Earth, from students through parents to society’, on October 10 at the Ernakulam Town Hall.
The seminar, being organised in association with the UK-based marine conservation charitable organisation, Global Ocean, looks at creating awareness among students on ecological and economic impacts of plastic pollution in society and the role of students in curbing them.
The sessions in the seminar will be handled by experts from India and abroad, who will help the students understand the impact of plastic pollution and its deleterious effects on soil and in aquatic ecosystem, methods to reduce pollution and management of already accumulated solid wastes.
Students will also be given training sessions on recycling and reuse of waste materials and creation of handicraft items from normal domestic waste.
The corporation has already trained 300 students from seven colleges in the city as accredited environmental masters trainers, a press statement said.