‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ with Consultivo this World Environment Day
Plastic, the omnipresent synthetic polymer, has undoubtedly become an integral part of our daily lives and a massive occupant on our Planet Earth since more than a decade. Wherever we go, we are either carrying it with us or having it around us.
It’s like having a self-destruction weapon around us all the time which would gradually destroy us and the entire ecosystem in the long run.
At Consultivo, we say NO to plastic bags.
Instead, we have designed and been using our own eco-friendly tote bags! You too can be a responsible citizen and #BeatPlasticPollution by saying NO to plastic.
Thus, supporting the theme of “Beat Plastic Pollution”, we at Consultivo have taken up the initiative to combat plastic pollution and urge everyone to use the alternatives instead.
It wouldn’t be an overnight transformation but if we take one step at a time and continue with our efforts, we believe we can surely gain some positive benefits out of it.
We all are aware of our over-reliance on single-use or disposable plastic which has severe environmental consequences. Let us know about some eye-opening facts about plastic pollution:
- According to the statistics, 1 million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute around the world. 500 billion disposable plastic bags are used worldwide every year.
- Nearly, one third of the plastic packaging we use ends up clogging our city streets and polluting our natural environment.
- Every year, upto 13 million tons of plastic leak into our oceans which pose critical risk to marine life & ecosystem.
- And you would be surprised to know that the plastic we dump can persist for up to 1,000 years before it fully disintegrates.
Well, now you can imagine how life would be in a span of few years if we don’t act now.
But do we even bother?
We just reflect upon it for few moments and let it pass.
It’s important that we walk the talk and take some realistic actions about it and unite together as responsible citizens to minimise the use of plastic in our daily lives to create a plastic-free environment.
So, would you wait for the others to act first?
Or, do you think it’s too late to act?
No, it’s not.
It’s never too late to take action for the right cause & purpose.
We are so glad to have the support of Dr Ruma Gomes in our initiative. Here’s what she feels:
“Every year on 5th June, we all celebrate World Environment Day and decide to appreciate the beauty of Mother Nature. But this can be done every week of the month, every day of the week & every second of the day.
With the advent of technology, we haven’t just disconnected ourselves from the environment but we’ve started to harm it in a way that we don’t even realise. Consultivo has taken an initiative to use cloth tote bags to beat the use of harmful plastic bags, which surely is an inspiration for all of us to save our environment from plastic.“
Even if you haven’t started yet, you may always start now and resolve to minimise your use of plastic.