Hi Naresh, Plastic waste

 

Hi Naresh,

Plastic waste equivalent to the weight of roughly a billion elephants is poisoning our planet! It includes every plastic spoon, straw, packet of chips, and PET bottle you and I have used and thrown away.

This is what young volunteers decided to do to #breakfreefromplastic!

This Environment Day, the world is finally addressing the need to reduce our plastic production. Cleaning up and recycling is no more a sustainable solution to this uncontrollable crisis – hence we are urging the retailers, corporations, restaurants, and businesses to reduce their single-use plastic footprint urgently!

Volunteers visited single-use plastic harbours – and did this!

Besides taming our own consumption behavior to minimise the contribution of our choices to the world’s plastic woes, the retailers and manufacturers need to be held accountable for pumping out tonnes of plastic waste 24×7 – urge them to adopt sustainable alternatives!

There’s also a surprise in here for you – today we launched an updated version of our website. So please browse through the site, take action and share your web-experience!

Let’s break away from the chains of single-use plastic. There are five trillion pieces of plastic in our oceans – enough to circle the Earth over 400 times[1]. We can only imagine the magnitude of this growing problem – and today, we must do our part.

Towards a plastic-free future,

Nayan and the entire
Greenpeace India team

Source: [1] https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/10/full-scale-plastic-worlds-oceans-revealed-first-time-pollution

 

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