ELIMINATING DISPOSABLE PLASTIC

About one trillion single-use plastic bags are used annually across the globe. That’s nearly 2 million every minute.

The menace of single-use or disposable plastics is currently a major global concern. Single-use plastic items include plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, soda and water bottles and most food packaging. According to current statistics, globally we are now producing nearly 300 million tons of plastic every year, half of which is for single use. Not only does this end up as garbage on land, but about 8 million tonnes of plastics leak into the ocean annually, affecting both, marine life and human health.

The Don Bosco Green Alliance is advocating the ban on single-use plastics at all its member institutions. We aim to reduce the use of disposable materials in our daily activities and at all events, functions, and programs undertaken. 

We realise that single-use plastics also affect our ecosystems by polluting the natural environment. Microplastics wreak havoc on marine habitats and we are also raising awareness for action amongst our members on cleaning water bodies present in their neighbourhood.

Thus, we also align with the BEAT PLASTIC POLLUTION & the CLEAN SEAS campaign of the UN.

OBJECTIVES

Awareness amongst member institutions on hazards of single-use plastics

Ban the use of single-use plastics in member institutions

​Protecting marine habitats and water bodies from plastic pollution

Click on the link below to access a list of activities designed to help you achieve the objectives listed above!