Campaign against plastic pollution from Jun 4

08 June, 2018, 06:20 | Author: Darnell Taylor
  • India Has Set Example By Committing To Beat Plastic Pollution UN

About 4,500 eco-friendly biodegradable plastic bags, which decompose through living organisms, have been circulated since the launch of the initiative. "As the Ministry of Development is responsible for matters relating to environment, we must lead through example".

"These companies have drawn a line in the sand, pledging to do their bit to stem the tide of plastic waste and plastic pollution", Ms Sage said.

"We know we have a lot more to do, but today as part of delivering on our commitment to do better, we are also announcing our intention to stop selling single-use plastic straws in all our stores and online from 1 October this year", Kiri Hannifin, Countdown's general manager of corporate affairs said.

"In support of this new programme, I am happy to inform you that UNDP Ghana has just received seed funding for a new project that aims to create a digital platform to connect all stakeholders in the waste management chain and address the current information, coordination and knowledge gaps in waste management".

"When it comes to plastic pollution, Brits are mad as hell and they're not going to take it anymore". He talked about the milestones Sepa has achieved to curb the menace of plastic. "If we do not tackle these issues, it will affect the quality of life and wellbeing of the people".

Guterres said a healthy planet was essential for a prosperous and peaceful future, pointing out the astonishing comparison between stars in the cosmos and ocean plastics.

3 takeaways from Game 3 vs. Warriors
Since they appointed coach Bill Belichick in 2000, New England has reached the Super Bowl eight times . The most evident similarity between the two teams , however, is in their star-studded rosters.

Russian Federation launches Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft with int'l crew to ISS
Although the media seems infatuated with private companies like Musk's SpaceX, Americans remain traditionally confident in NASA. As for NASA, after the retiring of the Space Shuttle , it launched zero manned missions from U.S soil and using USA technology.

Facebook glitch shared 14 million users' private posts publicly
If users did not notice the new default suggestion, they unwittingly sent their post to a broader audience than they had intended. The bug apparently happened because Facebook was building a new "featured items" option that highlights content on profiles.

The World Environment Day was first introduced by the United Nations in 1974 and since then it has developed into a global platform for raising awareness and taking action on urgent issues from marine pollution and global warming to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.

Protection of water was also important, he advised the people to take measures to enhance groundwater by constructing pits in their houses.

The world is celebrating Tuesday the World Environment Day, under the theme "Beating Plastic Pollution". "We want to foster a global movement where every individual, policy maker and business takes action against plastic pollution to protect our ecosystem", Qazilbash said.

- In case you collect plastic bags, sachets, and bottles when shopping, segregate them for reuse and recycling.

In a report for International Environment Day, the United Nations warned at current levels the earth could be awash with 12 billion tonnes of plastic trash by the middle of the century. One of the worst affected areas the last monsoon was Koramangala and former BBMP Commissioner, N Manjunath Prasad had at the time squarely blamed the dumping of packaging material like thermocol and plastic into the storm water drain (SWD) at Sony Signal for the waterlogging. We are drowning in plastics.


  • How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World gets its first trailer

    How to Train Your Dragon 3 hits theaters on March 1st, 2019, so this trailer is going to have to keep fans going for a bit longer. It looks just as lovely as all of the other entries in the series and seems to be setting up for a fitting end.
    Galaxy Note 9 renders show the Galaxy Note 8

    Galaxy Note 9 renders show the Galaxy Note 8

    Official details about the Galaxy Note9 are likely to turn up in August when Samsung is expected to announce the device . As for dimensions, the Galaxy A9 Star measures 162.4 x 77 x 7.6mm and weighs in at 191 grams.
    Reese Witherspoon Confirms She Is Returning for 'Legally Blonde 3'

    Reese Witherspoon Confirms She Is Returning for 'Legally Blonde 3'

    A carefree Witherspoon, 42, floats across a stunning infinity pool in the short video, which she captioned: "It's true". Reese Witherspoon took to social media to confirm "Legally Blonde 3" is in the works.
  • Ethical polluting agent: The toxic embarassment of Scott Pruitt

    Ethical polluting agent: The toxic embarassment of Scott Pruitt

    Lincoln Ferguson, a former press secretary for Pruitt in Oklahoma, remains with the EPA's public affairs office. A separate statement released by the EPA had Greenwalt praising Pruitt's "visionary leadership and tenacity".
    Tesla SUV, on Autopilot, Accelerated Before Fatal Mountain View Crash

    Tesla SUV, on Autopilot, Accelerated Before Fatal Mountain View Crash

    The accident happened in the southbound lanes of Highway 101 at Highway 85 when the Tesla Model X crashed into the barrier. According to the NTSB, not only did the Tesla Autopilot steer into the concrete divider, it actually sped up .
    Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors - 6/8/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors - 6/8/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    Despite the magnitude of his 3-pointer, Durant acted like he had been there before, bypassing a celebration for a stone face. That lineup extended a razor-thin one-point lead with 7:34 left in the fourth quarter to cruise for the win.
  • Alert doctor spots cancer in TV contestant, tracks her down through Facebook

    Signs of the disease include swelling, changes to one's voice and lumps like the one that Dr Voigt noticed on Nicole's throat. After two weeks, the surgeon got in contact with Nicole and urged her to get a biopsy and a sonogram done on her throat.
    Agent 47 is Back in the Hitman 2 Announcement Trailer!

    Agent 47 is Back in the Hitman 2 Announcement Trailer!

    Hitman 2's price is Rs. 1,349 for the standard edition, Rs. 1,749 for the Silver Edition, and Rs. 2,099 for the Gold Edition. All the different options in this world of assassination means players can have practically countless playing experiences.
    Trump falsely accuses Canada of burning down White House

    Trump falsely accuses Canada of burning down White House

    European leaders have suggested they will stick with the Iran deal , also expressing disappointment with Trump's unilateral move. Despite the lobbying and pleas, Trump has pressed ahead with tariffs as well as pulling out of the Paris climate accord.
  • Jeep Renegade changes inside and out: Here's what's coming

    Jeep Renegade changes inside and out: Here's what's coming

    It feels like the Jeep Renegade debuted just a short time ago, but it's already four years old and ready for a refresh. Also, there will be a new 1.3-litre turbo-petrol motor which will arrive in two states of tune of 150bhp and 180bhp.
    Microsoft is finally giving us a discount on the Xbox One X

    Microsoft is finally giving us a discount on the Xbox One X

    That means the Xbox One S with a 500GB HDD is $199, the Xbox One S with a 1TB HDD is $249, and the Xbox One X is $449. It will also be offering some Season Passes and DLC for 50 percent or more off the standard price.
    Iguodala questionable for game three of NBA Finals

    Iguodala questionable for game three of NBA Finals

    Thompson, who was a game-time decision due to an ankle injury, contributed 20 points in 34 minutes. "Not about tomorrow. I feel great about our opportunity".


Sergio Aguero discusses Pep Guardiola… and no one believes him
The 35-year-old - who spent eight seasons at the club - had been on £220,000-a-week at the Etihad having spent eight seasons at the club.

New Apple tools to help parents manage kids' screen time
Once you set the feature up in the iOS 12 beta , you are not allowed to remove just one of the two recorded faces. Therefore they have made a decision to bring watchOS 5 to offer new features to their customers.

Woman thanks Trump for ‘mercy’ in commuting her sentence
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Cross-Pacific swimmer to pass through garbage vortex
More than 27 organizations, including some medical and oceanographic bodies, will be benefiting from Lecomte's Pacific odyssey. His training included hours of open water swimming , and "visualization" exercises to prepare mentally.

Most Women with Early Breast Cancer Do Not Benefit From Chemotherapy
The study was supported in part by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Komen Foundation, and the Breast Cancer Research Stamp. Moore said the "OncoType DX" test has always been used to spare many women with "low risk" scores from chemotherapy treatments.

Amazon Fire TV Cube blends new with old
The company calls it the Fire TV Cube which is a handsfree box capable of streaming 4K Ultra HD content with Alexa voice controls. If you have an Amazon Echo smart speaker , you can now get flash briefings from the FOX6 News team.

NASA’s Curiosity rover finds organic matter on Mars
That leaves open the possibility that microorganisms once populated our planetary neighbour and still might. New Mars discoveries are advancing the case for possible life on the red planet, past or even present.

Simona Halep Advances to French Open Women's Final
Earlier in the day, in the women's quarterfinals, Garbine Muguruza thrashed Maria Sharapova to drop just three games in the match. But any thoughts those differing levels of energy burned would hinder Halep and motivate Muguruza were swiftly dismissed.

Liverpool hoping to seal Fekir deal in the coming days
Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid are also reportedly interested in the French global - but Liverpool are now in the driving seat. Fekir displayed his skillset in the No.10 role as well as excelling in the role that Roberto Firmino now occupies at Liverpool.

New Prince album announced on singer's 60th birthday
The 35-minute album is mostly comprised of recordings Prince made at home working through a number of songs. Records, the record is called Piano & A Microphone 1983, and aptly so.