How to Beat Plastic Pollution this World Environment Day
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How to Beat Plastic Pollution this World Environment Day

How to Beat Plastic Pollution this World Environment Day

60 – 90% of marine litter is made up of different plastic polymers…

June 5th, 2018 will not be just another day for this planet and certainly not just another “World Environment Day”! On this day, Isha Foundation and Rally for Rivers are partnering with UN Environment to join the fight against the overuse and abuse of single-use-plastic to #BeatPlasticPollution.

The Price of Plastic Consumption

Here are some facts on the kind of damage the overuse of plastic has done to our environment:

60 – 90% of marine litter is made up of different plastic polymers…

In 2015, the global production of this material amounted to the equivalent of over 900 Empire State Buildings…

Feeling Thirsty?

Want to avoid generating such waste? Carry a refillable water bottle. And while you’re at it, refuse that non-reusable straw your vendor offers you along with that refreshing beverage.

Going Shopping?

A person uses such carrier bag for only 12 minutes on average and throws it away. Don’t be that person. Carry your own bags!

Eating Out?

Take-out containers are another big source of this kind of a pollution. Why not just carry your own containers? A little inconvenient for starters, but by the time you get to the main course, you’ll be used to it!

Buying Stuff?

Exercise your right as a consumer and “choose consciously”. You can buy products that don’t use plastic microbeads or plastic packaging. A tiny step for you, but a huge leap in cutting down on plastic pollution!

These are all things you can do in your day-to-day life…

And on June 5, you can also get in touch with your local centres to join Isha volunteers taking part in plastic cleaning initiatives on that day. If you’re not able to join, you can support in other ways!

  • Invite staff and colleagues to take a selfie with their canvas shopping bags, metal straws or any other reusable product and tag 5 friends, telling them to do the same.
  • Use the hashtag #BeatPlasticPollution and tag Isha Foundation.
  • Gather your family/friends/colleagues on June 2 or 3, pick up plastic waste and segregate it. Take selfies while doing so and post it on social media.
  • Use the hashtag #BeatPlasticPollution and tag Isha Foundation along with 5 friends or family members and inspire them to do the same.

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