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World Environment Day 2018: Alia Bhatt, Dia Mirza, Saina Nehwal lead the #BeatPlasticPollution campaign in India

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 June 2018, 11:51 IST

World Environment Day 2018, the theme for this year is “Beat Plastic Pollution” and India is hosting the awareness programme for this year. Bollywood celebrities like Alia Bhatt, Arun Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Aditi Rao Hydari and others have joined in to say no to single-use plastic.

A lot of celebrities around the world are gearing up to join the campaign for World Environment Day and they are urging people to go green. The moto for this year is to ban single-use plastic, joining hands with the United Nations, celebrities are showing how they’re making the switch from single-use plastic. One only witness a minute change if all of us don't help each other to achieve the objective. Hence to let the campaign ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ thrive, they are also challenging three friends to do the same.

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Indian celebs too joined the mission to discard their habits for a green environment and leading the mission is Dia Mirza, UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador from India. Launching the campaign herself, she said yes to eco-friendly sanitary napkins instead of non-biodegradable ones. /she further challenged Raazi actor Alia Bhatt to take up the challenge forward.

Answering to Mirza’s request, Alia too joined in the campaign and swapped plastic bottles with stainless steel ones. Challenging fellow actors Arjun Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Sonam Kapoor, the Udta Punjab star, passed on the baton.

Arjun Kapoor too joined the campaign and challenged other actors like Parineeti Chopra, Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh.

Other actors like Juhi Chawla, Aditi Rao Hydari too joined the campaign.

From the world of sports, 2018 Commonwealth Games old medallists Saina Nehwal and Manika Batra too joined the campaign.

The plastic makes up ten per cent of the total waste generated, half of it used is disposable or single-use. This presents a major problem as it is non-renewable and its manufacture and destruction exposes individuals and environment to many toxins, including carcinogens.

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First published: 5 June 2018, 11:51 IST