Mass rallies followed by oath-taking and cleaning drives were held in different blocks and gram panchayats.
Godrej & Boyce said its joining of the pact is aimed to strengthen the commitment of corporate India towards combating the growing environmental concern about plastic pollution.
Prakritii first took shape in 2011 when Vaibhav Jaiswal and Amardeep Bardhan decided to tackle plastic pollution.
The government of Puducherry has imposed ban order on 10 types of Single Use Plastic in the Union Territory since August 2019.
The court issued notices to the Centre, Central Pollution Control Board and others seeking their responses on the plea against this year's January 8 order.
With increased demand for home deliveries during the second wave and no recycling or disposal system in place, the city is witnessing mounds of single-use plastic products.
After two years of research, Ernakulam-based entrepreneur Vinayakumar Balakrishnan created ‘Thooshan’, edible cutlery that can tastefully replace single-use plastic
The plastic-covered beach, normally a draw for tourists and known as a fishing centre, was declared off limits. The smoking container ship could be seen on the horizon.
India produces over 62 million tonnes of solid waste every year, of which only 43 million tonnes is collected, only 12 million tonnes treated and the rest dumped.
Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar urged people to vow not to use low-grade plastic.