Guwahati, June 6: ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ – the theme for World Environment Day 2018 aims to inspire governments, industries, communities and individuals to reduce the consumption and production of single-use plastics. Supporting the campaign, WWF-India has pledged to give up use of plastic by minimizing and ultimately phasing out usage of plastics in all its offices across India. The organizational policy on the same includes guidelines on plastic use and recycling, and a transparent data monitoring programme to track the use of ‘Single Use Plastics’ in WWF offices in India.
Speaking about the indiscriminate spread of discarded plastic, Ravi Singh, Secretary, General and CEO, WWF-India, said, “Globally, plastic pollution, caused by the production and use of single-use plastics, is deteriorating the environment. As we continue to develop practices which reduce our impact on the planet, our pledge to minimise single use plastics and ultimately phase out its usage across all our offices is an effort to build a sustainable planet for future generations. We believe it is our responsibility to take up such initiatives and inspire corporate partners, schools, colleges and other stakeholders to do the same.” This was stated in a press release.