#PlasticUpvaas -What's that single use item you will shun? Let's start with Surgical Masks

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Single use has taken over our lives and ruining the planet. There is no place for it to be disposed properly and ends up in landfills or the water bodies and oceans. Seeping into the ground water from landfills, or destroying the marine ecosystem, it enters the food chain and comes back to impact our health. All this while polluting the environment. The need to fight is extremely urgent! And it's not just single use plastic, but single use anything which creates waste is bad for us and the environment. But since it's omnipresent, the question arises how can we overcome this problem.

#PlasticUpvaas is a people's movement to start with shunning just one single use item from our lives. It could be single use plastic bottles, polythene bags, straws, tissue papers or anything similar. In today's world, we are saying just shun surgical masks and switch to reusable cloth masks.

By 2050, there will be more plastic by weight in the oceans than fishes. Also, by 2050, manufacturing of plastic will add up to 15% of all greenhouse gases. These were the statistics in a Pre-Corona World. The post Corona world has seen a huge spurt in plastic and single use consumption. PPEs, masks, gloves, protective body bags are all plastic.

The problems are too many but should we continue to just blame the authorities and not do something on our end? No matter how small it is, every drop makes up the ocean. #PlasticUpvaas is going to be your contribution to Mother Earth and a Litter Free world. Imagine if 7.5 billion people take this up!

So, what's your #PlasticUpvaas?

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