The city’s Air Quality Index continues to worsen because of pollution, many have decided to go green this Diwali. Other than not bursting crackers, this new eco-friendly attitude is also demonstrated by the promise of not gifting any plastic products or using plastic while packing the gifts.
Juhi Chawla is one of the most prominent speakers who openly speak on the idea of plastic free Diwali. Posting a video on her Twitter account she said, “I’m opting for eco-friendly packaging this Diwali. I pledge to look out for biodegradable alternatives for plastic materials. I urge you to join me. I’m excited to see your plastic-free packaging ideas. Upload a picture with #MeriPlasticFreeDiwali & I’ll share my favorite ones.”
Schools in NCR are trying their level best to spread the word and awareness too. Deepak Singh from one of the reputed schools said, “Please let us breathe. We took the kids to residential societies to discourage residents from polluting this Diwali”.