IFEES/EcoIslam is promoting the awareness of this issue by encouraging as many Muslims around the globe to host a #PlasticFreeIftar’ on World Environment Day (Tuesday 5th June 2018) and to educate people during Iftar of the impact that plastic waste is having on the planet.
With the holy month of Ramadan starting in mid-May, preparations are in full swing to make all necessary arrangements to provide food that is required for Iftar. Muslims generate huge quantities of food waste which increases substantially during the month of Ramadan, during this holy month, in the enormous amount of disposable plastic waste – plastic spoons, plates, cups etc.
Organising a #PlasticFreeIftar is a great way of highlighting the problems of plastic usage to a large number of people. At the same time showing people viable alternatives and how they can make a positive difference be reducing the plastics they use in their lives.
Most of us do not often stop to think about just how much plastic we use on a day-to-day basis. Once we are aware of how integral plastic has become in our lives we can also begin to look at how much we waste.
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