The website of the Government of India carried out a shocking competition for promoting the use of plastic in 2018. This happened at a time when the global community is striving hard to find alternatives to plastic and discourage its use in day to day life.

Delhi Greens petitioned the organisers of this competition, and to the website to not conduct such a competition. The issue was also highlighted through conventional and social media. General public was also discouraged from participating in such a competition, which would only lead to destructive consequences for humanity in the near future.

While no response was provided from the organisers, there was large-scale response from the citizens who vowed to not participate in this competition.

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