Plastic waste management is critical to the health of our planet, tweets Dia Mirza

Actor Dia Mirza, who is United Nations Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India, tweeted, “Plastic waste management is critical to the health of our planet. ALL life is being threatened by lack of waste management infrastructure!.” She has been championing the cause of raising awareness about the need to conserve nature and be environmentally conscious

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  • The Maharashtra government banned the use of plastic. The ban would cover the production, use, storage, sale, distribution, import and transportation of plastic.
  • Those violating the ban would be fined Rs 25,000 and can face a three-year jail term.
  • After which, actor Dia Mirza had tweeted, “A gift to the environment is a gift to citizens! Thank you @AUThackeray. We the citizens will do everything we can to ensure that this is a success!”

Now, Dia has tweeted about the plastic waste management. “Plastic waste management is critical to the health of our planet. ALL life is being threatened by lack of waste management infrastructure!”, read her tweet.

While, Yuva Sena Chief Aaditya Thackeray tweeted, “I have requested the Environment Minister @iramdaskadam ji to explore options to consider a ban/ control on the non-biodegradable microbead plastic that goes unfiltered into our seas and damages our water bodies & marine environment. Many countries are doing so.”

On Tuesday, Hardeep Singh Puri, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs said that ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ has been an integral part of India’s DNA and culture for centuries.

In the official website for the 8th Regional 3R Forum, Puri said, “The concept of 3R – “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ has been an integral part of India’s DNA and culture for centuries.  Unfortunately, rapid urbanization and attendant challenges have gradually pushed this concept to the background of urban consciousness.”

He added,“The launch of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) (Clean India Mission) by Government of India in 2014, with its objective of 100% scientific management of Municipal Solid Waste synergises well with ‘Mission Zero Waste’, the theme of the 8th Regional forum on 3R being held at India’s cleanest city Indore.”