Agartala: We all know about the dangers posed by the use of plastic to the environment. But this cooperative society from Tripura is going the extra mile to bring the issue home, and in its own unique way.
Introducing Tipperah, a small tea stall located in the capital city of Agartala. The catch here is -- give five plastic bottles and get a hot cup of tea for free.
The special project is a brainchild of four tea lovers -- an ex-banker, an educational counsellor, a former tour company employee and an entrepreneur, who came together under a cooperative society.
The popularity of tea in India is well-known -- some even consider it as an elixir. But what these four tea lovers have come out with is exceptional, to say the least.
"We are trying to initiate a zero waste generative lifestyle because the use of plastic has led to certain imbalance in the eco-system and aquatic lives have suffered due to the carelessness of the people," said Pradyot Datta, one of the founders and an educational counsellor by profession.
Besides Datta, the other three founders are Abhishek Choudhury, Srideep Das and Mainak Choudhury. They started the tea stall on February 9 when PM Narendra Modi was on a visit to Tripura.
No wonder, their tea stall is slowly becoming popular among the masses. People from all ages visit them to enjoy a freshly brewed cuppa. Up next is a restaurant serving local cuisines to customers.
Sure, Tipperah is gaining the admiration as more and more people are becoming a part of the initiative.