This World Environment Day, lets pledge to #BeatPlasticPollution

10 June, 2018, 16:14 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Taimur Nagar's residents know little of the hazards of non-biodegradable plastic to the water supply and the animals sat around

The PM said plastic contaminants have entered into the food and water tables but also pointed out that per capita plastic consumption in India is much less than it is in most other countries of the world.

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

Greenpeace warns that commitments on making plastic packaging recyclable and compostable will do little to turn the tide on plastic pollution, and that companies and government need to focus on reductions and eliminations of single-use plastics production if they are serious about tackling this issue.

"To meet the rising tide of plastics, we urgently need strong government leadership and intervention", the report said.

Fahmy said during the celebrations of the World Environment Day that bags made of recycled fabric are a better alternative for plastic, adding that plastic bags will no longer be available for free.

By 2050, it is estimated that there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans.

Maharashtra has banned the use of plastic, but the Gujarat government is citing the probable loss of jobs to avoid such a measure.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged everybody to stop using single-use plastics which have reached astronomical numbers.




But there are signs of action to limit plastic pollution, which harms life in the oceans, contaminates soils and releases toxic chemicals when burnt.

More updates on World Environment Day are yet to come up, till then stay tuned!

We might create plastic pollution, but if we work together, we can help end it, too.

She said all of "us have to be radical and passionate towards keeping the environment clean and safeguarding it for the future generation".

Many people around the world took the time to raise awareness yesterday, with one UAE-based photographer in particular perfectly capturing the growing problem of plastic pollution.

FILE PHOTO: A volunteer shows ear sticks and plastics after a garbage collection, ahead of World Environment Day on La Costilla Beach, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Rota, Spain June 2, 2018.

"About 100,000 marine animals are killed by plastics and 83 per cent of tap water are found to contain plastic particles". Are you with me to try every bit to eliminate all single use plastic from our world?

Scotland has committed to phase out the use of non-recyclable plastics and is now designing a deposit return scheme for drinks packaging that could see recycling rates of more than 90%, Zero Waste Scotland said.

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