New Delhi: ‘Breaking up is hard to do, but I have been in a toxic relationship with single-use plastics for too long,’ said Actor Aditi Rao Hydari as she ends her relationship with a plastic bottle. On the other hand, breaking up with plastic straws and bottles, actor Ali Fazal M added, ‘Can’t even find my ex – plastics anywhere close to me. I just know, I got my glass bottle and my paper straws! Saying no to single use plastics.’ The actors are the new members of the ‘Break-Up’ brigade, an initiative that was started by actor Dia Mirza and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) ahead of Valentine’s Day, in a bid to address the global challenge of plastic pollution that is chocking our planet and oceans.
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Thanking Dia Mirza for the campaign, Aditi Rao Hydari and Ali Fazal M added,
Thank You Dia, for this wonderful initiative. May we find ourselves free of toxins soon!
Here are their posts
Breaking up is hard to do, but I’ve been in a toxic relationship with single-use plastics for too long. Join me and find your new Love with @UNEP for #CleanSeas. https://t.co/eH4ct0rlNv
Thaaaank you @deespeak for this wonderful initiative. ❤️❤️???????? pic.twitter.com/xyCZxEOHnU
— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) February 14, 2018
I cant even find my ex plastics anywhere close to me . I just know i got me mah glass bottle and me paper straw.. ! Saying no to single use plastics. #CleanSeas Campaign https://t.co/vStRUCJpqW thank you @deespeak for this initiative. May we find ourselves free of toxins soon!! pic.twitter.com/k8VgkHSNt7
— Ali Fazal M / میر علی فضل / अली (@alifazal9) February 15, 2018
According to United Nations, in the year 2050, there will be more plastic in oceans than fishes unless people stop using single-use plastic items and littering the planet with it. In her war against plastic, Dia Mirza made a plea to everyone,
I urge everyone to give up the toxic relationship with plastics and find a new love. Break up with your plastic bag, replace it with a cloth bag, break up with your plastic straw, replace it with a bamboo, metal or a glass straw, break up with your plastic toothbrush, replace it with a bamboo toothbrush, break up with a ear bud, replace it with a bamboo ear bud. Cups, mugs and bottles, have all replaceable alternatives, you just have to find your new love.
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In order to inspire more and more people, the actor has asked netizens to share their ‘break-up’ story pictures and videos with her on Twitter, Dia adds,
Did you break up with single use plastics? Have you found new love for sustainable alternatives? Share a picture or video with me with #CleanSeas and tag @UNEP. Let’s inspire more people to find forever love.
Did you break up with single use plastics? Have you found new love for sustainable alternatives? Share a picture or video with me ???? with #CleanSeas tag @UNEP let’s inspire more people to find forever love ???? https://t.co/w72WZda3Jg
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) February 15, 2018
Earlier this week, the campaign got support from Alia Bhatt, Kalki Koechlin, Diana Penty and Jackky Bhagnani who shared similar break up stories dumping plastic today for a cleaner tomorrow.
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