February 1, 2024
Coimbatore : In a remarkable feat of environmental activism, Coimbatore PSG College of Arts and Science has officially entered the Guinness Book of World Records by successfully collecting and recycling 79.73 tonnes of plastic. The initiative was undertaken to raise awareness about the detrimental impact of plastic on society and the environment.
Emphasizing the importance of community engagement and Social immersion, PSG College incorporates such activities into its curriculum. The students conducted a thorough study on prevalent environmental issues, revealing that non-recycled plastic waste poses a significant threat to the society. In response to this finding, the college initiated a plastic waste collection and recycling project to address the issue and educate students about the consequences of plastic pollution.
Over the course of several months, students tirelessly worked to collect 79.73 tonnes of plastic materials. The achievement was formally recognized by Guinness World Records after the college officially submitted the record-breaking feat.
The official weighing of the collected plastic took place on Wednesday, January 31, in the presence of Swapnil Dhangarikar, an adjudicator from Guinness World Records. PSG College of Arts and Science’s commitment to environmental sustainability has not only set a record, but has also contributed significantly to mitigating plastic pollution.
In celebration of this milestone, a function was held at the PSG College of Arts and Sciences campus. College Principal Dr. D.Brindha welcomed gathering, including Tamil Nadu Environment Minister Siva V. Meyyanathan, special guest for the occasion. Vanitha Mohan, Managing Trustee of Siruthuli, graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour.
During the event, the college management was presented with a certificate of achievement from Guinness World Records, acknowledging their outstanding contribution to plastic recycling. College Secretary Dr. T Kannaian expressed gratitude in a vote of thanks, recognizing the collective efforts that led to this significant environmental accomplishment.