Knowingly or unknowingly we have contributed a lot towards harming the environment by using plastics. Rightly said by singing sensation Angarag Papon Mahanta.
In a video tweeted by Swachh Bharat Mission – Gramin, Assam, Papon is seen saying that we have many a time unknowingly accept single-use plastic (SUP) bags and later discard them.
In the video, Papon is offered prasad (offerings) in a SUP bag to which he says, “The prasad is a blessing for us but this prasad in a plastic bag is a curse for us and for the environment. So, I request everyone to stop using SUPs and we should carry a shopping bag whenever we visit a vegetable market, this will inculcate the practice of refusing plastic bags.”
“This plastic bag is harmful and I request everyone to stop using SUP bags to save our earth,” he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a ban on SUP in the country. He also urged the citizens to start a revolution against SUP on Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary on October 2nd, 2019. Modi has also appealed the corporates to help phase out SUP.