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LWMC launches 15-day zero waste campaign

By Our Correspondent
May 24, 2024
LWMC workers cleaning the streets. — Facebook/Lahore Waste Management Company/File
LWMC workers cleaning the streets. — Facebook/Lahore Waste Management Company/File

LAHORE: The Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) Thursday launched an ambitious 15-day zero waste campaign aimed at transforming Lahore into a waste-free and dust-free city.

Under the leadership of LWMC CEO Babar Sahib Din, the drive has already achieved substantial progress in multiple areas, including Wahga Town, Shalimar Town, and Ravi Town. According to LWMC spokesperson Umar Chaudhry, the drive has led to the successful clearance of 4,476 garbage dumps and over 250 open plots, significantly improving the cleanliness of these areas. Additionally, the teams have scraped 345 kilometers of roads across the city, enhancing the overall appearance and hygiene of Lahore. In just the past seven days, more than 30,000 tonnes of garbage have been collected and properly dumped at the landfill site. Special scraping activities are being carried out on key routes such as Multan Road, Thokar Niaz Baig, LDA Avenue, Bhubtian Chowk, and Ada Plot. The CEO reiterated the company’s unwavering commitment to maintaining a clean environment for the residents of Lahore, emphasising that any negligence in cleanliness will not be tolerated. He urged officers to ensure full attendance of workers and encouraged citizens to participate actively in the campaign.