Did you know? 100,000 marine mammals and 1 million sea birds are killed by marine plastic pollution annually. Also, every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans.
The aforementioned data substantiate the fact that we have a plastic pollution problem. While plastic pollution has affected 100% of marine turtles, 59% of whales and 40% of seabird species examined, the efforts being made to curb this menace have also witnessed a gradual rise. Canadian President, Justin Trudeau and Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi have been quite vocal about curbing plastic pollution.
Canada plans to ban single-use plastic by 2021 while India has begun with the banning of single-use plastic and the program is subject to completion by 2022. With the global communities paying heed to this peril, the NGOs and Corporations are willing to contribute fairly. While NGO initiatives include beach-cleaning, waste management, the corporates are aggressively pursuing the idea of plastic alternatives.
Some of the global initiatives to Curb Plastic Pollution are:
- San Diego bans Styrofoam food and drinks containers.
- Aquarium band urged people to celebrate “No Straw November”.
- EU Parliament approves the single-use plastic ban.
- Foodservice companies start to phase-out single-use plastic.
Initiatives taken by the Indian Government to Reduce Plastic Pollution are:
- Ministry of Road Transport and Highway decided to use plastic wastage in road construction.
- India declares 100+ monuments as plastic and litter free zones.
- Maharashtra, Goa, Bihar, Karnataka, and Punjab have imposed a complete ban on single-use plastic.
- Central Government to roll out a ban on single-use plastic in phases and aims to complete it by 2022.
MattsenKumar leading the way
MattsenKumar LLC is proactively taking steps to curb the consumption of single-use plastic at its centers in Gurgaon, Jaipur, and Bengaluru. MattsenKumar understands the impact of plastic pollution and is willing to bring a change.
- The company has banned entry of all kinds of single-use plastic bottles and bags in its campus, since May 2019.
- The organization replaced all Plastic Bottles with Glass Bottles and Jars in meeting rooms and on operation floors.
- Employees have stopped bringing and using single-use plastic bottles inside the MK campus.
- The organization has replaced all plastic garbage bags with bio-degradable garbage bags.
The organization is also encouraging employees to stop using single-use plastic outside the office premise. MattsenKumar has implemented the aforementioned steps across all sites which includes Gurgaon, Jaipur and Bengaluru campuses.
MattsenKumar is committed to Curbing Plastic Pollution
We understand that it will take a lot more to reduce the impact of plastic pollution hence we are now working on replacing all forms of plastic cutlery used in the cafeteria with environmentally friendly alternatives.
In 2016, the global population of 7 billion people produced over 320 million tons of plastic, this is set to double by 2034. MattsenKumar LLC is continuously striving to reduce reliance on plastic for carrying out day to day activities.
We hope you will join us too!