PM Modi: Unite in fight against plastic pollution

Taimur Nagar is one of many slums in Delhi and countless other cities struggling to cope with waste

Taimur Nagar is one of many slums in Delhi and countless other cities struggling to cope with waste

"Beat Plastic Pollution" is the theme for the campaign around World Environment Day 2018, is a call to action for all of us to come together to combat one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time.

According to Cheema, most of these plastics eventually make their way into rivers, water channels and finally, into the oceans.

Knowledge is power. A person is more likely to conserve the environment when he or she is made aware of the dangers of not doing so.

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

"Some 25,000 tonnes of plastic pollution is generated in the country every year of which only 60 per cent is processed while rest 40 per cent is pure litter..." "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.

On Twitter, Guterres pledged to abolish the use of plastic bottles in his office, and he did that starting on Monday, removing all plastic bottles from his office, conference rooms and Department for Public Information. The theme of Wednesday 2018 is Beat Plastic Pollution.

This year, India is the global host nation for the 43rd edition of World Environment Day.

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu announced Tuesday it would ban the use of plastic items, including nonbiodegradable plastic bags, starting in January.

The environment ministry's focus during this year's event was on curbing single-use plastic that is used on a daily basis across the country.

He said, India is already the 5th largest producer of Solar energy in the World and it is also the 6th largest producer of renewable energy in the World.

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.

"To meet the rising tide of plastics, we urgently need strong government leadership and intervention", the report said. It will also stop selling plastic straws from October 1. In line with resolutions taken at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and UN Environmental Assembly (UNEA), the Study showed that only 21% of plastic waste is recycled.

He noted that the indiscriminate disposal of waste plastics constitutes a major environmental concern that the country has been grappling with an even more alarming is the fact that plastic pollution poison waters and lands, injuring marine lives and land animals as well as affecting the overall health and living condition of the people.

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