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‘Stop the Plastic’ Drive.

June 3, 2008

Post By :  XYLENE – To Reduce The Usage of Plastic

We talk, blog, rant, but what do we do to make a small difference?

I am not sure how this is gonna be successful. But we can give it a try. Let see, there are around 10-15 regular readers for this blog. Some of them are from Bangalore as well.

What can we do? Let reduce the usage of plastic.

Back home in Kerala our place is a less-plastic zone (we call it less because we can’t fully avoid its usage). Dad and mom makes sure that they get less or no plastic when they go out for shopping, the thrash primarily contains those tiny plastic shopping bags, which can’t be reused.

So what can we do? Don’t accept them.

Now how do we reduce the usage? Follow these simple rules:

1. Carry a shopper bag. Do not accept plastic bags from the supermarket. In fact, Subhiksha in Bangalore had an offer running “If you bring your own bag, you get a discount on the bill” I wonder if more supermarkets do this.

2. Stop littering. This is easy said than done. But if we change, the rest would follow. Many think ‘what the heck’ this is not going to change anyone else. Well stop thinking like them, if you do, then what would make you different?

3. Always throw the waste tied up in a bag (plastic what else? L ) and dump it only at the waste bins (with one hand covering your nose of course !, but do it).

The first rule would sound simple. Try practicing it for a month, check on how many plastic bags are lying around your house. Check on how many you disposed off that month? Its gonna be very less! Dedicate a post of yours for this initiative. I don’t need a link exchange. Just do it for the environment.

Come on guys, let make a small difference!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 3, 2008 7:55 pm

    Its not that easy I suppose to follow theses rules…especially the 1st one; coz everybody gets the plastic bags when the buy things from the market. ! and I think most of them follow the 2nd and the 3rd tip..!

    But well doesn’t matter… We can give a try and avoid the usage of Plastics – the enemy of nature…!

  2. June 3, 2008 8:49 pm

    Excellent post !! 10/10 !!

    Every point makes sense. I’m going to follow it from now on ! Yay !!!

    @ Joel : Other countries have already implemented the 1st point. It is going to be easy if we start ’em too!! Give it a try !!

  3. June 3, 2008 8:50 pm

    Btw Priya..excellent theme tooo..looks like everyone liked it…check todays status.. 🙂
    youth united..
    cheers 🙂

  4. June 3, 2008 8:56 pm

    @ Allirekha – I know !! Everyone liked the theme !! And I made that header in photoshop !! Thankuu !! 😀
    Cheers !!

  5. June 3, 2008 9:00 pm

    I think we should also use paper bags or any eco friendly bags to dispose the wastes too …
    the first rule is simple..next time i will make sure i do this 🙂
    the other 2 rules ..i used to follow 🙂

  6. June 4, 2008 3:28 pm

    Thats a good one!

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