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Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Requests PM Modi To Ban All Plastic Flex Banners

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Biocon chairperson Kiran Mazumdar Shaw has requested PM Modi to include flex banners in the nationwide ban
  • During his Independence Day address, PM Modi had declared the ban of single-use plastics from October 2
  • In a similar vein, Mahindra CEO Anand Mahindra too made good on his promise to ban plastic bottles from boardrooms

Supporting the Prime Minister's move to ban all single-use plastics, Biocon chairperson Kiran Mazumdar Shaw on Friday, has requested PM Narendra Modi to ban flex banners as a part of the nationwide plastic ban. She states that the banners pollute in every way. During his Independence Day address, PM Modi had declared the ban of single-use plastics from October 2, marking Gandhi Jayanti. This is a part of the Prime Minister's 'Swachh Bharat' mission.

Shaw wants to ban plastic flex banners

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While netizens have welcomed the suggestion, many remain skeptical of its implementation:

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Mahindra boardrooms go plastic-free

In a similar vein, Mahindra CEO Anand Mahindra too made good on his promise to ban plastic bottles from Mahindra meeting rooms on Thursday. He tweeted photos of the in-house re-fillable bottles developed by ‘Mahindra retail synergies group’. Previously in July, Mahindra was pointed by a Twitter user the number of plastic bottles present in the boardroom, suggesting that steel bottles would a better eco-friendly option. Mahindra had immediately taken note of the eco-hazard and declared a ban on plastic bottles in his boardrooms.

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PM Modi helps plastic rag pickers, declares war on plastics

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, stepped into the shoes of the ragpickers who segregate plastic from trash on a daily basis in Mathura. PM Modi was in Mathura for the inauguration of National Animal Disease Control Programme. He had also promoted the Anti-Plastic drive at the UNCCD-COP 14 summit in Greater Noida on Tuesday. Visuals shared by the Prime Minister show him sitting down on a brown crate with a few women ragpickers. PM Modi was seen interacting with the women and he also got engaged in segregating plastic from the garbage. This was done to send out a message across the nation to put an end to the use of single-use plastic.

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