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World Environment Day 2018 India is the global host this year and the theme is Beat Plastic Pollution World Environment Day 2018 India is the global host this year and the theme is Beat Plastic Pollution
Doris Mccormick | 08 June, 2018, 12:29

"We make a solemn pledge that we will eliminate all single-use plastics from our country", said Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan while referring to PM Modi's idea of 'New India' by 2022.

The theme of this year's Environment Day was specifically very pertinent in the context of Pakistan where the use of these plastic bags is still on the rise to alarming proportions and playing havoc with our environment, poisoning our oceans, land and our own health.

World enviornment Day celebrated on June 5 every year is a platform for encouraging awareness and propagating the need for protecting the environment.

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"These mainly find their ways into the water bodies disintegrating to micro-plastic which are consumed by aquatic animals and ultimately kills them or are transferred into the food chain". "He said, the National mission on cleanliness and sanitation "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan" has special focus on plastic waste management". Plastic pollution is affecting even remote areas of the planet, including the Artic. He praised India for its growing focus on environmental protection but also noted that while traveling in the country he'd seen "some of the most handsome scenic places, but destroyed by plastic pollution". If present trends continue, by 2050 our oceans will have more plastic than fish.

Campaigners against plastic pollution are urging millions of people around the world to avoid plastic packaged food and drink products for 24 hours as part of a "world first" One Plastic Free Day on World Environment Day.

He said available data indicated that plastic waste accounted for 95 per cent of total amount of waste generated in terms of weight, while plastic use had been in existence for over 70 years.

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"On the occasion of the World Environment Day, we declare a national campaign involving the official authorities, civil society organizations and categories of the people", he announced.

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However, the report also cites a fundamental need for broader cooperation from business and private sector stakeholders, offering a roadmap for upstream solutions, including extended producer responsibility and incentives for adoption of a more circular economy approach to plastic production and consumption. "Nigerians should individually and collectively reconsider their plastic habits by reducing the use of disposable plastics and using alternatives to plastics".

"The choices that we make today will define our collective future", said Modi on Tuesday.

Most at a minimum have categories for burnable, unburnable, recyclable and plastics, with many also requiring people to separate out cardboard and different types of plastic.

"Desertification is one of the phenomena threatening the environment in Sudan".

All in all, all stakeholders, from businesses to governments and NGOs, show a clear stance at addressing plastic pollution.

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