Beat Plastic Pollution drive on 4th

India Has Set Example By Committing To Beat Plastic Pollution UN

She stressed that people should be sensitised to refuse the use of plastic and promote recycling and reusing.

Today, World Environment Day, 12 local and worldwide businesses signed a declaration to tackle plastic pollution by committing to using 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging in their New Zealand operations by 2025 or earlier, as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's New Plastics Economy initiative. The projections being worked out now indicates that there will be a gradual increase in the global plastic production in the upcoming ten to fifteen years.

We must also expedite the mission of finding more natural alternatives to plastics that are environmental-friendly, sustainable, cost-effective and convenient.

He added that this year's theme was important and citizens needed to be educated about the harmful effects of the use of plastic on marine life, human health and environment. Many household items are made either partly or wholly from plastic, and while this material has been around for about 50 years, it can now be found in every corner of the world.

The Vice President pushed for the plastic ban, saying: "Let us take a pledge to "Beat Plastic Pollution", the theme of the World Environment Day today".

Discarded plastic is one of the biggest environmental threats facing the planet, the United Nations said in a report on Tuesday to mark World Environment Day. The United Nations Environmental Chief writes, "We urgently need consumers, business, and governments to cut consumption of single-use, throwaway plastics".

Plastic can persist in the environment for almost a thousand years before it fully disintegrates and keeping this in mind, many organisations and governments are looking for alternatives to tackle this problem. If present trends continue, by 2050 our oceans will have more plastic than fish.

"It's clear that plastic waste has become an environmental catastrophe we can no longer ignore".

An event dedicated to "Beat Plastic Pollution" is buzzing in the streets of Bandra at Mumbai.

The Minister also led a Walk in Abuja to sensitise Nigerians on the negative impact of indiscriminate disposal of waste plastics in the country.

We all are on the cutting edge of a global plastic calamity.

But a report from UN Environment on plastics finds "surging momentum" for action to curb plastic pollution, and sets out ways to tackle the problem - pointing out that government levies and bans have been the best way to limit overuse of disposable plastic products.



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