From the Archives: An ISKCON GBC (Governing Body Commission) Resolution from 2019 on Single-Use Plastic

21 2019: 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 centers and members are strongly encouraged to not use single-use plastic.

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