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ITC Ltd’s ‘YiPPee! Better World - Trash to Treasure’ program creates awareness amongst students on plastic waste management 

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News Desk, News Nation 360: Sunfeast YiPPee! ITC Ltd.'s well-known Instant Noodles and Pasta brand is creating awareness among school children on plastic waste management through its recently launched – ‘YiPPee! Better World Trash-to-Treasure program. This program is consistent with the brand's mission to instil the attitude of A Better World. Sunfeast YiPPee! is leading the campaign in partnership with an NGO partner, Way For Life. The initiative, curated by YiPPee! is designed to bring behavioural change in 3.5 million students across 100+ cities through on-the-ground awareness programs in schools about plastic waste, its impact on the environment, and strategies to minimize, reuse, and recycle. Through this initiative, students are also being encouraged to collect household plastic waste and deposit them at designated collection points in the school. The plastic waste collected will contribute towards the creation of 1000 sets of benches and desks made from recycled plastic which will be deployed in schools that are devoid of this infrastructure. Kavita Chaturvedi, Chief Operating Officer - Snacks, Noodles & Pasta, ITC Foods Division stated that taking inspiration from their organizational efforts to support the creation of a circular economy for post-consumer packaging waste, Sunfeast YiPPee! has embarked on a journey to create community champions in schools to help reduce, reuse and recycle plastic waste.  They are confident that YiPPee!’s Trash-to-Treasure initiative will educate and motivate school children to make a conscious effort towards creating a Better World. To date, over 80 recycled benches have been deployed in schools across Bengaluru and the complete deployment is planned to be completed by end of March 2023. 

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Report : Anustup Kundu

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