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.
Yes.banner printing machine should be seized..i don't see any flex banners in Bangalore nowadays..but still other cities they are very common evrywhere..— Ananth Kumar (@anantkkumar) September 13, 2019
Flex banners are not only polluting, but illegal and worst of all the ugly faces spoil the city asthetics !!!— Nisarg Thakkar (@NisargThakkar) September 13, 2019
How will politicians market themselves then ?— The Old Monk (@monk_eeee) September 13, 2019
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.
Our in-house ‘Mahindra retail synergies group’ has come up with these re-fillable bottles to replace plastic bottles In our meeting rooms entirely. Functional but also aesthetic, I think.. Dhanyavaad Team! pic.twitter.com/C0M2DUgchA— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) September 13, 2019
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.
As we begin ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ and pledge to reduce single use plastic, I sat down with those who segregate plastic waste.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 11, 2019
I salute them for their hardwork and contribution towards fulfilling Bapu’s dream. pic.twitter.com/3ARJ2CenZH