Students of Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD) and Team Shapath which is the Corporate Social Responsibility cell of SCMHRD, will kickstart a campaign in the Symbiosis International Universityâ€™s Hinjewadi campus to raise awareness about the global issue of Food Wastage by observing â€˜Zero Waste Dayâ€™ on November 16.
The â€˜first ever green event at SCMHRDâ€™ will be observed on the 16th of every month, to urge the students at the campus canteen to take only what they wish to eat while serving food for themselves and to avoid wasting food.
â€œIndia wastes up to 25% of its food from farm to fork, to dumping and landfills. And we werenâ€™t aware that on a daily basis, the three colleges at SIU Hinjewadi campus waste more than three full bins of food in the mess. With this much food, more than 100 people could be fed daily,â€ said a statement issued by Team Shapath.
The end objective is to make the campus a zero waste campus, the students said.