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Ban of ‘One Time Use’ Plastic — 2019

Saturday, 11 May 2019 / Published in GBC / 1,812 views


(Eco-friendly palm leaf plates and wooden cutlery)

Resolution 307.4 ISKCON — other
[Guideline] (Proposed by Hrdaya Caitanya Das, sponsored by him and Devamrita Swami)

Whereas plastic is often used once-off and then thrown away;

Whereas the lifetime of plastic varies from 50 years to more than 1000 years;

Whereas plastic contaminates mother earth and her inhabitants;

Whereas many ISKCON temples use plastic and foam cups, plates, spoons, water bottles, maha-prasadam packages, plastic bags, etc., once-off and then discard them despite there being biodegradable alternatives;

Whereas Srila Prabhupada states that first you become conscious and then you become Krishna conscious;

Whereas there is an increasing awareness in the general public about such issues and ISKCON should set a proper example:

Resolved:
That ISKCON centres and members are strongly encouraged to not use single-use plastic.

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