New Delhi – India CSR is organising Cartoon Exhibition on Plastic waste on August 27 in New Delhi.
Indian cartoonist, Triambak Sharma will exhibit his work on plastic waste and give a message on mitigating plastic waste.
The cartoons will be exhibited during Plastic Waste Dialogue by India CSR Network, in association with Gonative and United Way India Plog Run.
The Dialogue will involve some of the most reputable and competent speakers from industries, CSR, non-profit organizations, international agencies, academia, and research organisations.
“Plastic waste is a major problem the planet is facing. I hope my cartoons will motivate citizens to their bit on mitigating plastic waste,” Sharma said.
India’s annual plastic consumption is expected to cross 20 million tonnes in 2020. India consumes an estimated 16.5 million tonnes of plastic annually, as per a report.
“Plastic Waste Dialogue will not only make people aware about the complications and negative effects of utilisation of plastic at large but also motivate companies to replace plastic products with environment friendly materials as a much as possible” Rusen Kumar, India CSR founder said.
In all, 80 percent of total plastic produced in India is discarded. It mostly ends up choking landfills, drains and rivers and flows into the sea where it is ingested by marine animals. It leaches into soil and water, contaminating the natural environment with poisonous dioxins.
Effective management of plastic waste therefore is crucial to do away with environmental hazard caused by plastics.
A nationwide Plogging campaign will be announced at the dialogue