amir Khan has lent his support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative to put an end to single-use plastic in order to protect the environment. In an Instagram post, the actor wrote, “The initiative by the Honourable PM to curb ‘single-use plastic’ is an effort all of us should strongly support. It’s up to each of us to make sure we stop using ‘single-use plastic’.”

On Sunday, the prime minister urged the country to start a “new revolution against plastic” from October 2 (birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi) during his monthly radio broadcast Mann Ki Baat. “This year, when we celebrate Bapu’s 150th birth anniversary, we shall not only dedicate to him an India that is Open Defecation Free, but shall also lay the foundation of a new revolution against plastic, by people themselves, throughout the country,” he said.

“Let us celebrate Gandhi Jayanti this year as a mark of plastic free Mother India. Let us celebrate October 2 as a special day,” PM Narendra Modi added.

PM Narendra Modi had made a similar appeal during his Independence Day address from the ramparts of Red Fort earlier this year. “Shopkeepers should sell jute and cloth bags. Customers should adopt ways to reduce plastic usage. We must also put technologies in use to abolish plastic usage,” he had said.