New Delhi: ‘#BeatPasticPollution by switching to steel or glass bottles today! Plastic bottles take 450 years or more to decompose, harming us and our environment. I am now one step closer towards purging plastic from my life. Hope you guys will make the switch too! #LetsCoexist,’ says actor Alia Bhatt as she accepts #BeatPlasticPollution challenge which has been initiated by UN Environment ahead of World Environment Day celebrations. The actor was challenged by Dia Mirza who recently posted a short video in which she is urging women to give up the use of plastic sanitary napkins and instead opt for a green alternative. In the video, Dia Mirza nominated Alia Bhatt and her husband Sahil Sangha. Accepting the challenge, Alia Bhatt posted a picture on her social media holding a reusable bottle.
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#BeatPasticPollution by switching to steel or glass bottles today! Plastic bottles take 450 years or more to decompose, harming us and our environment. I’m now one step closer towards purging plastic from my life. Hope you guys will make the switch too!#LetsCoexist @deespeak pic.twitter.com/cbtsAK1ls8
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) May 28, 2018
Earlier in February, Alia Bhatt also supported ‘Break-Up’ campaign started by actor Dia Mirza and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) that asked netizens to give up their toxic relationship with plastics and forge a lasting relationship with sustainable alternatives on the Valentine’s Day.
Pledging to end her relationship with plastics, Alia said,
Here’s committing to a cleaner tomorrow! Let’s all break up with single-use plastics for #CleanSeas with @unenvironment.
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) February 14, 2018
Last Year, Alia Bhatt also lent her support to the Banega Swachh India Cleanathon and pointed out that it is all about creating awareness in order to achieve the target of clean India. She said,
Awareness is the only way through which one realises what all needs to be done to make India a clean country.