New Delhi: Actor and United Nations Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India, Dia Mirza, ahead of World Environment Day, through a short video message, urges women to stop the use of regular plastic sanitary napkins and go for greener alternatives. ”I gave up the use of regular sanitary napkins when I realised they are made mostly of plastics,” said Dia Mirza. She further nominates actor Alia Bhatt, her husband Sahil Sangha and company Johnson and Johnson to take up the #BeatPlasticPollution challenge and give up the use of plastics in their life.
Dia Mirza talks about how nearly 45 billion feminine hygiene products are disposed off each year, which, when incinerated, release toxic fumes or simply end up in the landfills and even in the ocean – causing serious harm to the health of the environment. “Plastic is causing harm not only to our environment – it is affecting your health and my health too,” warned the actor.
She further says giving up plastic is quite simple – “I switched to a biodegradable option when I got to know that sanitary napkins are mostly made of plastics. You can do the same; just tag a friend, a loved one and a company to do the same,” said Dia Mirza.
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Tag, I’m it – thanks for tagging me @adriangrenier! I switched to biodegradable sanitary napkins when I realised they are made mostly of plastic!#BeatPlasticPollution with @UNEnvironment for #WorldEnvironmentDay! Hey @sahil_sangha @aliaa08 @JNJCares – Tag, you’re it! pic.twitter.com/gmi8prQERU
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) May 27, 2018
This is not the first time, the actor has roped in her friends and family to give up the use of plastic from their lives. Earlier, during Valentine’s Week, Dia Mirza appealed everyone to give up their toxic relationship with plastics. Her plea got support from actors Alia Bhatt, Diana Penty, Kalki Koechlin, Jackky Bhagnani, Aditi Rao Hydari and Ali Fazal M. Recently, at IIFA press conference in Delhi, she also convinced Karan Johar, Shahid Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor and Kartik Aaryan, to give up the use of plastic bottles.