New Delhi – Indian Prime Minister today (15 Aug) called to do away with the practice of single use plastic in the country from the ramparts of the Red Fort while delivering the 73rd Independence Day speech.
Can we free India from single use plastic? the PM asked while addressing the country adding that the time for implementing such an idea has come.
He said that let teams be mobilised to work in this direction and let a significant step be made on 2nd October.
In his sixth Independence day address, the PM urged people to shift to cloth bags encouraging shopkeepers to scrap the use of plastic bags.
India CSR, the largest news network on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability in India, is organising Plastic Waste Dialogue on 27 Aug in New Delhi in association with Gonative and United Way India Plog Run.
The Dialogue will involve some of the most reputed and competent national and world-renowned speakers from industries, CSR, non-profit organisations, international agencies, academia, and research organisations.
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.