• It takes 500-1000 years for a plastic bag to decompose, we produce enough plastic each year to circle the earth four times. Imagine the world in a hundred years with all this plastic present in it.
  • The Project aims to reduce our plastic footprint by reusing plastic goods, recycling & eco friendly alternatives to plastic.
  • Working with schools the project aims to create healthier eco habits in young adults. Such as recycling and reuse.
  • Working in cooperating with packaging companies, large retail stores and hyper chains we aim to cut the use of plastic bags bottom down.

“The time is past when humankind thought it could selfishly draw on exhaustible
resources. We know now the world is not a commodity.”
Francois Hollande - President of France

WHAT IS THE COST OF PLASTIC?

Plastic is a low costing and highly versatile material which is easy to produce at mass scale. These properties make it an ideal candidate to produce everything in. But it has led to our plastic lifestyles, from fast fashion to a new phone every year. It’s estimates that 50% of plastic produced is used only once and thrown away.
To see a better picture of the waste we’re producing let’s see some quick facts about plastic consumption:

  • Over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century.
  • 100 bags of plastic per foot would be present at the world’s coastlines by 2025.
  • Approx 100,000 land animals get killed by eating and choking on plastic.
  • The amount of plastic waste in oceans makes upto 40% of the total surface area of ocean.
  • Plastic constitutes approximately 90 percent of all trash floating on the ocean’s surface, with 46,000 pieces of plastic per square mile

400 parts per million: Average concentration since 2016 of CO2 in the
atmosphere, compared to 275 PPM for past 400,000 years.

MAKING A LIFESTYLE CHANGE

We want to start small, start local. Start with just one habit at a time. No More Plastic Bags , the idea is to encourage people towards eco friendly alternatives for plastic. This is not easy, plastic is cheap, very cheap. In developing countries like ours price always makes the best case.
We want to take peoples vision from the short term cut in price to the overall price cut when you use reusable bags, something the generation before us used to do. When we got roti in a cloth from the house from the tandoor, or we took our own utensil to get yogurt. We want to encourage and built these habits again which had been part of our culture before plastic.
We will do this with a two part approach. One by encouraging large stores to give users an eco-friendly option or completely eliminating plastic bags. At the same time working with packaging companies to have recycling as their core Corporate Social Responsibility. So all companies recycle and so do retail stores.
The second part of the approach is long term, to teach children these habits and help them understand why are these things important. By doing so how are they helping the world and why is it necessary. This will be done by working with schools and delivering presentations, taking the kids out for city clean up drives and having recycling bins in schools along with trash cans.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

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Individual

Plant a tree, help spread awareness.
Donate an hour. Join us on our next plantation drive. Become an active EWO member & help spread the word.

JOIN US
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Corporation

Plant a sustainable microforest.
Add plantation as key CSR. Work with us to plant a microforest right on your premises.

DONATE A MICROFOREST
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Educational Institute

Help create eco friendly habits.
Get a trainer to help teach children about environment, climate change & how they can help.

BOOK A TRAINER