We request your Kind selves to join hands in our Silent Awareness campaign to “Ban Non Degradable Plastic from Bengaluru”.
This campaign will be supported by Sri B N Vijay Kumar, M L A, National Award Winners Sri T S Nagabharana, Sri P.Sheshadri, Social Activist and Actress Malavika Avinash, the latest sensation Sharmila Mandre, Chaya Singh and many artists from Film, television and Theatre,Social celebrities, ,activists from different ngo’s. This is a PRAKRUTHI initiative.
A memorandum to be submitted to the Honourable Mayor & The Commissioner of B B M P to “Ban Non Degradable Plastic in Bengaluru”.
The hazards plastics pose are numerous. The land gets littered by plastic bag garbage presenting an ugly and unhygienic scene. The “Throw away culture” results in these bags finding their way in to the city drainage system, the resulting blockage cases inconvenience, difficult in maintaining the drainage with increased cost, creates unhygienic environment resulting in health hazard and spreading of water borne diseases. This littering also reduces rate of rain water percolating, resulting in lowering of already low water levels in our cities. The soil fertility deteriorates as the plastic bags form part of manure remains in the soil for years.
It has been observed that the animals eating the bags sometimes die. Plastic goes into the ocean which is already a plastic infested body of water. Fish and other marine species in the water ways, misunderstanding plastic garbage as food items swallow them and die, because of throw away culture and no objection from passer by, the advice on sensible disposal of plastic bags are not heeded by general public forcing the government to consider banning of plastic bags all together.
“Plastic carry bags and bottles be banned in totality?” Average Indian uses one kilogram (kg) of plastics per year, the world annual average is an alarming 18 kg. But too many do it as our cities have huge population. India is yet to take a serious view of the issue and have a uniform nation-wide law for indiscreet disposals of plastic bags. People should be educated on the proper ways of plastic bag usage and the disposal. The teaching should start right from the primary schools.
We look forward to your support to promote the Cause and help us save our beautiful city from the ill effects.
Venue : Puttanna Chetty Town Hall
Date : May 26, 2010
Time : 10 A M to 12 Noon.
Please support us in our endeavor “ For a Better Environment”.