Environment ministry partners Nat Geo to create awareness over single use plastic

07 June, 2018, 13:22 | Author: Rosalie Gross
  • A sweeping look over Taimur Nagar underlines the challenges the country faces with its waste

Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged people to reaffirm the commitment to a cleaner and sustainable planet and pledge to beat the plastic pollution. Thus one can say that the plastic pollution calls for the dire attention of the global population and that too with a good cause. "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.

Every year, the World Environment Day follows a theme to highlight any one of the major environmental concerns and is hosted by a different country every year.

Ikpeazu said that the usage of plastics could result in serious health consequences because it contained properties that were harmful to human health and the environment.

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

"These companies have drawn a line in the sand, pledging to do their bit to stem the tide of plastic waste and plastic pollution", Sage said.

"Our oceans have been used as a dumping ground, choking marine life and transforming some marine areas into a plastic soup", said Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, in the report released in New Delhi.

Millions of people from over 100 countries including Brunei Darussalam have taken part over the years, helping drive change in consumption habits as well as in national and worldwide environmental policy.

According to the United Nations (UN), more than 300 million tons of plastic is produced each year and half of it is single use or disposable.

"Signing the declaration is a significant and important step towards reducing the amount of plastic that we produce and helping end plastic pollution".

In his message marking the day on 5 June, he said a healthy planet was essential for a prosperous and peaceful future, spelling out that: "We all have a role to play in protecting our only home".

"This plastic waste is often thrown away in the rivers, seas, and oceans, and contributes to fill ocean bottoms or float on the water surface". "Here in my office, we are abolishing the use of single use plastic bottles for water".

PM Modi said his government has been working towards environment protection.

It also tends to achieve realistic alternatives to replace the use of plastic materials, he added, mentioning ways to fight plastic materials by preventing the manufacturing and circulation of plastic bags.

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