School in Assam demands waste plastic as 'fees'

AFP Guwahati, Assam, India Jun 06, 2019, 05.30 PM (IST)

One school in northeast India has taken a novel approach to address the scourge of plastic waste by making its collection a condition of free attendance. Every week the 110 pupils at the Akshar Forum school outside Dispur in Assam state must bring up to 20 items of plastic gathered from their homes and the local area.