Plastic Bottle Free Sri Lanka!

Plastic Bottle Free Sri Lanka!

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Janaka Gunarathne started this petition to President and Minister of Environment Maithripala Sirisena

The widespread use of plastic bottle in the food and drink industry is creating a unmanageable challenge to garbage disposal in Sri Lanka.

The costs involved in collection and disposal of plastic bottles imposes a heavy burden on public spending. Local governments have failed to tackle the problem and due to this thousands of plastic bottles added to the environment everyday by Sri Lankans left uncollected.

This creates a breeding grounds for mosquitoes, blocks drainage systems creating further breeding grounds and contributes to the national health issue caused by Dengue.

They pollute land and in heavy rains get added into waterways, polluting waterways, canals major rivers and finally getting added into the oceans. They ends up again in beaches all around Sri Lanka and pollutes our beaches.

Maintaining a clean environment is paramount for mental health and well being of the country.In addition to the health issue, The unpleasant polluted environment created by plastic bottles challenges the tourism industry in Sri Lanka which has highest potential to earn foreign revenue.

As a positive approach, Sri Lanka must demand manufactures to collect and recycle plastic bottles.
Phase off usage of plastic bottle eventually enabling people to use glass bottles which has more economic incentive for re-use and recycling than plastic.

As the minister of environment you are responsible for the cleanliness and protection of environment, You are demanded to act now to bring measures to discourage plastic bottle usage and eventual phase out of them from Sri Lanka.

Future generations will remember you with great admiration if you can take this bold measures to protect this beautiful island from plastic menace.

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