Single use plastics are being increasingly recognised as the biggest cause of ocean pollution, killing marine life and entering the human food chain, proving to be detrimental to health and the cause of chronic diseases.
Four women from across the country tell us how they are reducing their carbon footprint in a bid to save the planet.
Sharat Jyotsna works as a active volunteer to help with solid waste segregation. She says we need to stop using plastic disposables. ” it’s hardly used for 30 mins and is thrown away only to add more, to the already existing Garbage piles.”
For the coming several weeks they have the responsibility of going for a weekly clean up and tap waste in many bottles. Once the target of 500 bottles will be met, I promised to build a small compound circulating their school field so that their rubber balls and footballs do not go overboard any longer.
Environmental pollution can seem like an overwhelming challenge. So here’s a compilation of what you can do, as an individual, as a family, as a community, to tackle it and make an impact, no matter how small.
The first synthetic plastic was produced in 1907 but commercial production of plastic began only in the 1950s. For something that has been in existence for less than a century, plastics have overrun the earth.
While we cheer on for the Swacchh Bharat movement, the task at hand is half done as long as we…