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.

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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.

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