After the much-popular fitness challenge that swarmed over Bollywood, celebrities have come together for another great cause- #BeatPlasticPollution. On the occasion of World Environment Day 2018, Bollywood celebrities have shared the steps they have taken for a sustainable life, following the theme of Beat Plastic Pollution. Recently UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador and Bollywood actress Dia Mirza shared a picture of plastic litter on social media which raised concerns over the impact of plastic on our environment. Similarly, Bollywood Queen Kangana Ranaut wears a plastic bag on her face to spread awareness about the amount of growing plastic in rivers and seas. She says in a video that in 30 years there will be more plastic in sea and fishes.
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"In 30 years, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. I urge everyone to ban single use plastic bags. I’m joining #RallyForRivers & @UNEnvironment in the fight against plastic pollution"- #KanganaRanaut @sadhguru @ishafoundation #BeatPlasticPollution @rallyforrivers #WorldEnvironmentDay2018 #saveenvironment #savetheplanet #sadhguru #WorldEnvironmentDay
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On #WorldEnvironmentDay put on this Suffocation Mask over your face for merely 10 seconds to understand what we are doing to the next generation & pitch for banning single-use plastic. #KanganaRanaut @sadhguru @isha.foundation @unenvironment #BeatPlasticPollution #RallyForRivers #WorldEnvironmentDay2018 #saveenvironment #savetheplanet #sadhguru @rallyforrivers
Coming forward to show her concern over the pressing issue, Raazi actress Alia Bhatt challenges her Bollywood buddies for a new social media challenge to say no to plastic.
All those contesting Maharashtra Government’s ban on #singleuseplastics I want to ask you, WHY? How can you NOT see the damage it’s doing? Shouldn’t you be responsible for the waste you generate? We are drowning in plastics. Our health, water, soil, seas, nothing is spared. pic.twitter.com/6z5oVBjNFB— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) April 4, 2018
Alia Took to her Twitter to share a photographer of hers in which she is seen switching to steel bottle from a plastic bottle in order to save the environment. She wrote, “#BeatPlasticPollution by switching to steel or glass bottles today! Plastic bottles take 450 years or more to decompose, harming us and our environment. I’m now one step closer towards purging plastic from my life. Hope you guys will make the switch too!#LetsCoexist @deespeak”
#BeatPlasticPollution by switching to steel or glass bottles today! Plastic bottles take 450 years or more to decompose, harming us and our environment. I’m now one step closer towards purging plastic from my life. Hope you guys will make the switch too!#LetsCoexist @deespeak pic.twitter.com/VyI70hggRv— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) June 3, 2018
Later, Alia again turned to social media to challenges her ‘environment-friendly’ friends, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, to take up the challenge as well and pitch in to save nature from the harmful effects of plastic.
I would like to tag my fellow environment friendly friends 😊😊@Varun_dvn @arjunk26 @sonamakapoor to take up this challenge and and show us how you've taken a step away from plastic and towards a more sustainable future.. #BeatPlasticPollution 🙌🙌🙌✅♻️— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) June 3, 2018
Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor was quick to take up the challenge. He took to his social media and wrote, “It takes one small step to #BeatPlasticPollution! I’ve replaced using plastic bottles with a metal one. It’s convenient & environment-friendly. Tagging @AnushkaSharma @RanveerOfficial & @ParineetiChopra to take up the challenge & inspire others to choose a sustainable future.”
It takes one small step to #BeatPlasticPollution! I’ve replaced using plastic bottles with a metal one. It’s convinient & environment friendly. Tagging @AnushkaSharma @RanveerOfficial & @ParineetiChopra to take up the challenge & inspire others to choose a sustainable future. pic.twitter.com/JNWbIgiVU8— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) June 3, 2018
Arjun further challenged actors Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh and Parineeti Chopra to come forward and inspire the masses.
Even actress Aditi Rao Hydari took up the challenge and inspired others to opt for a sustainable life.
Dee!!!🌟😘😘 Thank you for taking up this wonderful initiative & for making sure we stay responsible always! 😊🤗— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) June 3, 2018
Nominating @DianaPenty, @sonamakapoor, @RajkummarRao & @ReallySwara. Hope you guys are up for a challenge! 😏☺️#BeatPlasticPollution#WorldEnvironmentDay@deespeak pic.twitter.com/D8PDkaM4tI
I am joining Rally for Rivers & United Nations to beat plastic pollution. Are you with me to try every bit to eliminate all single use plastic from our world? @rallyforrivers @UN @UNinIndia pic.twitter.com/JYHQbFyGWe— Juhi Chawla (@iam_juhi) June 2, 2018
Tag, I’m it – thanks for tagging me @adriangrenier! I switched to biodegradable sanitary napkins when I realised they are made mostly of plastic!#BeatPlasticPollution with @UNEnvironment for #WorldEnvironmentDay! Hey @sahil_sangha @aliaa08 @JNJCares – Tag, you’re it! pic.twitter.com/gmi8prQERU— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) May 27, 2018
Bollywood actors never shy away from coming forward when it comes to helping the society. Not just them, but everyone should take up this challenge in life and say no to plastic.