Round Table meeting and launch of HYSEA’s “Reduce-Single-Use-Plastic” Campaign
9.30am, 13th Jan 2021 at Club Botanika
HYSEA to organise a Round Table meeting and also launch HYSEA’s “Reduce-Single-Use-Plastic” Campaign on 13th Jan 2021 at Club Botanika.
Day & Date: Wednesday, 13th Jan 2021
Venue: Club Botanika
It is sad to see where the world is heading with the extensive use of single-use plastic. Since its invention, plastic has become a part of our day to day lives, primarily due to its ease of use and the affordable price. A straw with our iced coffee, a plastic bag to carry food or items, a wrapper on a candy bar: taken individually, each seems harmless. These modern conveniences are so ubiquitous—and so quickly thrown out—that they hardly register in our minds. But single-use plastics come with a steep environmental price—one that we’ll be paying off for millennia. Our plastic addiction is having a devastating impact on our oceans, our wildlife, and our health.
While there are many uses for plastic that are not only reasonable but important, such as surgical gloves. But these cases make up a small fraction of single-use plastic. We produce 300 million tons of plastic each year worldwide, half of which is for single-use items. That’s nearly equivalent to the weight of the entire human population.
Reducing plastic use is the most effective means of avoiding this waste (and the impacts linked to plastic production and use).
We can collectively pledge to stop using single use plastic and ensure the word spreads across the city of Hyderabad.
HYSEA’s Infrastructure Forum is taking the lead to ensure that the IT fraternity of Hyderabad takes baby steps towards banning/reducing use of single use plastic and spread the good word so the adoption can be 100% across the city/state.