The Maldives Parliament on Monday passed a resolution to completely ban the use of single-use plastics from 2025 in a bid to protect the environment.
The resolution was presented to the parliamentary floor by the Maldives Environment and Climate Change Committee following a special request made by students from 17 schools urging the Parliament for greater action on environmental protection, Raajje TV reported.
The resolution was passed with 64 parliamentarians voting in favour in the 85 member House. It banned the import of plastic bags, and the establishment of an alternative to plastic packaging for imports by 2025.
Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar wants everyone to avoid single use of plastics. A climate change warrior, Bhumi took to Instagram to spread the word.
She shared a photo that shows her on Monday morning, sipping a shake from a glass bottle with a reusable straw. The actress captioned: “Everyday is a new day And life is all about those baby steps. Am trying to use no #SingleUsePlastic, you should too, Together we can make this world better #HappyMonday #ReusableStraws #goodmorning #hello”.
The actress, who is also a climate change warrior, keeps writing against single use of plastics on social media.
In an Instagram post earlier this month, Bhumi shared shocking figures to reveal the quantity of plastic waste in India, and urged everyone to use recycled plastic.
“It’s our mess to clean #happynewyear. India generates 25940 tonnes of plastic waste everyday,of 10376 tonnes is uncollected plastic. Start segregating your garbage at home. Make sure you recycle plastic. We have to co exist with nature #circulareconomy #climatechange #plasticpollution #garbagesegregation,” she wrote.
She had shared a few pictures along with the post, which show her cleaning up plastics and garbage at a Mumbai beach.