Refusing a disposable plastic or paper cup when you dine out, can be a simple step to cut down plastic we generate.
The focus of the UN Environment’s campaign for World Environment Day 2018 is reducing single-use and disposable plastic, which accounts for 50 per cent of plastic we use including plastic bags, containers, forks and spoons, cups, straws and sanitary pads.
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Every time I go out to have fresh juice , I ask for the juice to be served in steel or glass tumblers. I avoid paper cups too because they have a layer of plastic which prevents the paper from soaking in the liquid.There are a few shops in town which I regularly visit. The moment the shopkeeper sees me, he washes the steel tumbler! They have got used to it . I am keen that the container I use doesn’t get thrown away after use. Ditto for the bags that I use. I always carry a cloth bag or a reusable bag- one in my bike and one in my bag whenever I leave the house. I refuse plastic bags of any quality. “
-KSR Dinesh, founder, Samarpanam Farmer’s Market, Pondicherry