Need Clean Water & Air- Then Say No to Single Use Plastic

first_imgIndia generates 5.6 million tons of waste annually, and more than half of its waste percentage is single useable plastic. Plastic waste is impacting to a major river system flowing in the country. The Indus (164,332 tons) and Meghna-Brahmaputra-Ganges(72,845 tons) carry the world’s highest amount of plastic debris to the oceans, according to the United Nations.As per the figures released by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in 2017, India’s per capita consumption is 11 kilograms (24 pounds) and it can project to 20 Kilograms per capita till 2022.What you can do for a change* Always carry your own water bottle with you when you step out of your home.* Always keep a carry bag with you to avoid buying a new one every time you visit a market or shopping mall.* Avoid using bottled water at the hotel and dinner or lunch outings.* Keep in mind that the hotels and restaurants who charge 35 rupees or even more for a chapatti, won’t be serving you unhealthy and unhygienic water.* While ordering food online, do mention that you don’t need plastic spoons, folk and extra plates. Order cutlery as needed only.* If you have a car or a scooter then it will be easy for you carry spoons, forks, paper plates and tissue and use it properly to avoid access use of plastic outside.* An early habit in you will be raising your upcoming generation with the need and understanding and requirement of optimum usage of resources.* Reusable and recycled products may cost more but it damages less to the environment. Support the campaign initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The project is to make India free from single-use plastic by 2022 in the country.* Support Make in India campaign along with the core values and culture of the country. It will somehow lead us towards minimization of our needs and enhancing our abilities.* Consider natural resource equivalent to your money. And spend it wisely so that there will be a chance that your grandchildren will enjoy their stay on earth.last_img read more