Petition to Government of India
Ban Single Use Disposable Plastic all across India
Although plastic was a great durable alternative to the many things we took from nature, the lifestyle and waste management of the human race has turned plastic to bane. Recent reports suggest the presence of plastic from hills to oceans. A plastic bag was found at the Mariana Trench, while the Himalayas and the Alps have plastic waste too. On my humble request, the Environment Minister of Maharashtra Ramdas Kadam imposed a ban on single use disposable plastic- cups, bags, straws, cutlery Etc. The impact can be seen. One less bag, one less straw of plastic used by us, is one less piece of non biodegradable waste going into the ocean. Although in India 19 States have imposed such a ban, only a few implement it seriously. It’s time that India as a country imposes a ban on the production, sale and consumption of Single Use Disposable Plastic
Petition to United Nations Environment Program, Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com, Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra
Replace/reduce use of plastic in packaging in online shopping purchases
It is a common message for all the online-shopping giants, for I have been an avid user of all of them (amazon, myntra, flipkart etc)Respected Sir/Ma'amI like to bring to your kind attention that I am one of the users of your online shopping application, having purchased several products from you since the time of your inception in India; I have always liked your quality service. Online shopping had surely made the job easy, but it comes at a price, that our natural environment has to pay. Your company is doing a great work, which is worth promoting, but plastic pollution is a situation to ponder on as well. I can recall how your delivery has improved over time, but sadly, it has compromised with plastic input, in initial days, all the purchased commodities were sent in a single box or brown bag, on a specified date, with limited amount of plastics. But, I have recently observed, when I ordered several different items together, I received them at different times of the same day, which were packaged in bags totally inappropriately larger than their actual size, something that could have been avoided. Do you see what I am trying to convey sir/ma’am? The amount of plastic is enormous, most of the times it goes directly to the bin, It’s alarming, just multiply it with the number of customers you have, the number of shipments in a month, see how gigantic that is? And it will continue to accumulate, if not taken care of. Plastic in itself is essential if used appropriately for purposes it is actually meant to, to pack something that can spill or is fragile. You have surely made the delivery process faster, by distributing the jobs to several local vendors; however, this is a problem that cannot be neglected. The real issue I am trying to ask you to solve is to find solutions for the excess amount of unmanageable plastic waste, adding to the existing problem. However, I understand you are still blooming, and I wish you all growth, some solutions that I can recommend: 1) Option ‘send all purchases together’ in your website along with a ‘need urgently’ option, former could be further promoted with cash back offers/discounts/redeem points.2) Use of cardboard boxes, recycled packaging e.g. brown paper(that you earlier used) for books, sealed cosmetics, light weight products, groceries, packaged food products, garments, and other non-fragile items, since these doesn’t require even bubble wrap protections much, I say this because I have received bubble-wrapped books.3) Use of biodegradable plastics(please avoid use of oxo-plastics, as it is a huge menace in itself, instead several other e.g. starch based plastics etc. are also available or if you could find even better alternative).4) Generating an algorithm to sort orders according to addresses and localities, along with point 1, could help send designated set of delivery guys to a place, reducing vehicular use, if cartons are huge, vans could be used instead of bikes, to reduce the physically deleterious health effects on them.Thank you
Petition to Baba Ramdev
Patanjali: Use plastic free packaging
According to a report by National Geographic,"Because plastic wasn’t invented until the late 19th century, and production really only took off around 1950, we have a mere 9.2 billion tons of the stuff to deal with. Of that, more than 6.9 billion tons have become waste. And of that waste, a staggering 6.3 billion tons never made it to a recycling bin". Plastic is a menace for the world and even if we choose to avoid it, we simply can't because almost everything comes packaged in plastic.Patanjali has a wide consumer base in India and if it can find plastic free alternatives for the packaging of its products, a lot of plastic waste can be reduced.
Petition to Harsh Vardhan, Ministry of Environment , Forest and Climate Change
Ban Plastic industries instead of Banning use/purchase of plastic products
ProblemWe all know the plastic menace and government bodies putting ban on use or purchase is of no use till the time there is supply. There definitely will be economic consequences but saving our planet is more important. Government needs to think on this and plan alternatives and solutions with immediate effect.SolutionWe already do have innovations where people have made plastic alike material from natural stuff. Government needs to back it and switch the current manufactureres to make these.
Petition to Government of Pakistan
Limit the use of Plastic shopping bags
One of the major problems of Pakistan is pollution and shopping bags are one of the key contributors to it. The new government has made it clear that they will work for a better and a cleaner Pakistan. We urge the new government to limit the use of plastic shopping bags by imposing a fee on their usage and introducing paper bags as alternatives.