Online Petition Launched To Ban Plastic-filled Christmas Crackers

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An online petition has been launched to ban plastic-filled Christmas crackers by after a teenager named Alexander writes a letter which went viral.

Written By Tanima Ray | Mumbai | Updated On:

After a series of roaring online posts call for a ban on plastic Christmas crackers, Alexander, a thirteen-year-old has reportedly written a letter aiming at cracker making companies like Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Aldi, Waitrose and Lidl to ban it. The move has led to an online petition started by which calls to ban the same. Christmas crackers have also been banned by Etihad, Norwegian Airlines and Emirates airlines this year. With movements like extinction rebellion and activists like Greta Thunberg surging to address the issue of climate change, the child's petition is yet another milestone.

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The letter circulating in social media reads: 
"Along with the wrapping and ribbons and the cracker-pully-bit it all goes straight in the bin and yet more plastic ends up in the ocean or landfill. 
Please stop selling them in the shops so they stop making them in China! 
Save our planet - Alexander age 13".

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Alexander has turned out to be one of the teenagers like Greta who has voiced environmental concerns. At the same time, Alexander put his effort to ban plastic pollution. In a time, when countries are taking steps to ban single-use plastic, Alexander's step is indeed commendable, which is evident in netizens' reactions and appeals.

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Netizens join the move


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