'Our world is swamped by plastic'

India Has Set Example By Committing To Beat Plastic Pollution UN

India Has Set Example By Committing To Beat Plastic Pollution UN

The big day is meant to raise awareness about protecting the environment against hazardous things and human activities.

Everyone addressed plastic pollution yesterday celebrating the UN World Environment Day which this year is hosted in New Delhi, India.

"He said: "'#BeatPlasticPollution' is the motto of this year's World Environment Day.

At Bhubaneswar, JSPL organised world environment day programme, in which Prof. He informed that India's tree and forest cover has also increased by one percent in the last two years.

Badminton star Saina Nehwal posted: "The movement to beat plastic pollution is growing and I urge you to http://join.You can#BeatPlasticPollution by sharing a video or photo on this #WorldEnvironmentDay.I would like to challenge my friends to spread this initiative @parupallik @PRANNOYHSPRI @GuruSaiDutt1".

However, Greenpeace warns that global corporations that have signed the "Beat Plastic Pollution" declaration today - including Coca-Cola, Unilever and Nestlé - are some of the top contributors to single-use plastic pollution worldwide and here in New Zealand.

Till the 1970s, the use of plastic in Pakistan was limited, but this trend started changing in the 1980s, according to International Union for Conservation of Nature Country Representative Mahmood Akhtar Cheema. Media reports about tons of plastic polluting our seas and oceans are frequent.

The report recognizes that single-use plastic waste generation and waste management practices differ across regions.

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He said that the ministry was delegating powers to states so they can efficiently work towards environment preservation and fight pollution.

He stressed the need to sensitise people about environmental degradation.

Shah said volunteers have cleared nearly 15 million kilograms of plastic from the beach near his home in the past three weeks.

He said the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari attaches much importance to the development of nation's environment.

He also reiterated India's commitment to sustainable development.

Actor Arjun Kapoor said:"It takes one small step to #BeatPlasticPollution!" Currently, all plastic bags used in Rwanda are biodegradable.

Afia Salam, a senior environmental journalist, highlighted marine pollution and its dire implications for marine life.

The Association for Environmental Impact Assessment of Nigeria (AEIAN), an umbrella body of Impact Assessment Practitioners in Nigeria, has called on the Federal Government to develop, implement and enforce strong laws and policies that will curb the production and use of unnecessary single use plastics.

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