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'Wall of Hope' Built with 15000 Plastic Bottles Near Mussoorie

Thursday, June 20, 2019 • Tamil Comments

15000 discarded plastic bottles have been used to build the ‘Wall of Hope’ near Mussoorie. The 150 feet long and 12 feet high wall at the Banglo Ki Kandi village has been designed by Subodh Kerkar, founder, museum of Goa. According to him: “The installation will draw structural strength from steel pillars being fixed two feet deep into the ground. We have created a prototype in Goa, and the structure is completely rain and windproof. I hope the installation will inspire a sense of beauty and will complement the serene background of the hills.” 

The movement which is part of the 'Hilldaari' initiative by RECITY and Nestle India aims to increase awareness about plastic waste management. Sanjay Khajuria, Director – Corporate Affairs, Nestlé India said: "The wall of hope signifies our collective commitment to increase awareness about plastic waste management, through upcycling, which is a creative way to reuse plastic water bottles. Through the wall of hope, our endeavour has been to use art to send a strong message of 'litter free hills'. We hope that this collaboration will enable us to make an impact in the coming years and inspire change that paves way for a better and beautiful tomorrow." 

Arvind Shukla, Project Lead, 'Hilldaari' reported: “Influencing the behaviour is an important cornerstone for cleaning Mussoorie. Collecting plastic bottles from different sources was a major challenge. I am thankful for the support provided by waste-collectors and restaurant owners. We will be successful in making Mussoorie one of the cleanest hill stations of the country.” If you have been one of the people who has contributed a discarded plastic bottle, maybe its time you put it to an innovative use like the 'Wall of Hope.' After all, our surroundings are our responsibility. 

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