Social Media challenges are a big thing these days when everyone wants to be a part of them and contribute to it. It positively affect one’s presence on social media and more than that, it makes them more relatable and on-trend. The recent example of a massive number of people turning up for a social media challenge was started by I&B Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore who put forward the #FitnessChallenge, inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
MP Rathore nominated tons of celebrities and influencers, with further contributed to the challenge and nominated others. The entire Fitness Challenge soon became a thing that everyone was doing.
After the success of #FitnessChallenge, Former Minister Milind Deora came forward with a challenge of his own to save the planet from one of it’s biggest enemies – Plastic. He talked about how the Maharashtra Government recently announced a ban on all single-use plastics and thermocol items, however, because there was no suitable substitute in the market for plastic bags and other such things, the entire ban failed miserably. Now, the government is rolling back the ban, but not completely. They have asked for a three-month extension on the mission and rather than banning everything plastic, they have decided to first let go of plastic bottles and milk pouches. These two items generate about 7 lakh kilogram plastic weight daily.
He asked the people to come forward with the mindset to reduce their dependency on plastic by letting it go. Limited to no use of plastic will not only protect our generation but also hundreds of generations that will come after us, more than that, it will protect our planet earth and other animals residing in it.
Along with the video, Deora posted this caption 75 years after Mahatma Gandhi launched the Quit India Movement, let’s join together to issue a clarion call against plastic. It’s high time we eliminated single-use plastic from our everyday lives! Please join #QuitPlasticMovement.
75 years after Mahatma Gandhi launched the Quit India Movement, let’s join together to issue a clarion call against plastic. It’s high time we eliminated single use plastic from our everyday lives! Please join #QuitPlasticMovement pic.twitter.com/M7qW3rzn66
— Milind Deora (@milinddeora) May 24, 2018
— Milind Deora (@milinddeora) May 26, 2018
More and more people are coming out to support him and show their solidarity with the #QuitPlasticMovement, check out their contribution over here.
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) May 27, 2018
— neha (@nehagaur8) May 27, 2018
We're glad to be part of the #QuitPlasticMovement
At @dspbrmf we took the initiative a while ago to replace all plastic mineral water bottles across all our offices with filtered water in glass bottles, without exception! A small step today, for a better tomorrow… pic.twitter.com/HSbFV6Drp9
— DSP BlackRock MF (@dspbrmf) May 28, 2018
— Nirav Sharma (@rustinpeace666) May 26, 2018
Plastic is convenient but it’s harmful effects can no longer be ignored. Here’s one of many ways I’m trying to reduce my dependence on plastic. Every little step goes a long way. Please share your pictures & videos showing how you’re contributing to #QuitPlasticMovement pic.twitter.com/79VHTCJhCR
— Milind Deora (@milinddeora) May 24, 2018
Choose milk in returnable glass bottles Many areas have local dairies that provide milk in returnable glass bottles rather than plastic or plastic-coated cardboard(yes,all cardboard milk containers are coated inside and out with plastic,not wax) @milinddeora#QuitPlasticMovement
— JAVED RATHOD (@javeedrathod) May 24, 2018
I replaced the Plastic Bottle on my office desk with a Copper bottle.
Drinking water in office – Daily use – Why use plastic??
..#QuitPlasticMovement #Liquid #MumbaiKiPlasticSurgery #PlasticFreeMumbai #MakingIndiaABetterFuture
— Anil Ghelani, CFA (@AnilGhelani) May 28, 2018
@milinddeora #QuitPlasticMovement ..was quite concern about the plastic pollution caused by liquid body soap bottles amd facewash..Learned the art of making soap today..will be avoiding wrapping in plastic..if not interested in learning soap making, we can buy hand crafted soaps pic.twitter.com/lnx1XgRNba
— sampada (@shuklasampada1) May 27, 2018
— sampada (@shuklasampada1) May 25, 2018
@milinddeora @narendramodi @virendersehwag @S1dharthM
From right the moment I've decided to #Quit some plastic product's n will try to stop use compltly I've choosen 3 object's to give up
1. Plastic Bags
3. Plastic Cutlery's#QuitPlasticMovement #GreenIndia #CleanIndia
— ASHU Jangir (@ASHUJANGIR24) May 24, 2018
Thank you @milinddeora for joining the #TheBeatPlasticPollution with #QuitPlasticMovement! It’s a call for action that will inspire many more to quit the use of #SingleUsePlastics https://t.co/ZhRilczR9M
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) May 24, 2018
Our leader @milinddeora started the campaign #QuitPlasticMovement to save Mumbai,to save Environment from the hazard use of plastic.
Mubaikers Join CAMPAIGN in large nos.
Govt took back Ban on the use of Plastic to hide its failure in providing substitutes of plastic utilities. pic.twitter.com/0QZbl7SxBB
— Najma Fatma Khan🇮🇳 (@NajmaFatmaINC) May 24, 2018
— Rajiv Tandon (@RajivTandon10) May 28, 2018
— DivyaKalyanakrishnan (@DivyaKalyan) May 26, 2018
Plastic is killing us and more than that, it’s killing our mother Earth. So, rather than contributing to something dangerous, go for more sustainable and environmentally friendly options, because it’s only us who can save the planet and its animals.