Kolkata, Oct 11 : Star and Disney India have announced their commitment to cut down on the use of single-use plastics across their offices.
“At Star and Disney India, we have always believed in being a responsible corporate citizen and with this small step, we want to inspire a more sustainable lifestyle. Today plastic waste is at epidemic proportions in the world's oceans with over 9 million tons of plastic waste being dumped every year with 40pc of this being used only once and disposed of,” said the president of Walt Disney Company Uday Shankar in a statement.
As a part of this decision, Star and Disney India have introduced alternatives to single-use plastics in their office premises.
They have already replaced plastic tea cups with paper cups, plastic stirrers with wooden stirrers, tea and coffee sachets with paper sachets, and added biodegradable plastic wrappers for umbrellas. Additionally, plastic bottles have been replaced with glass jars with immediate effect.(UNI)