Actor Arjun Kapoor said:"It takes one small step to #BeatPlasticPollution!" This is evident in the mountains of plastic waste in our landfills and oceans.
"Every year, 500 billion plastic bags are used around the world, 13 million tonnes of plastic leak into the ocean and 17 million barrels of oil are used on plastic production".
A ban on disposable plastics in New Delhi, for instance, has had only limited impact "because of poor enforcement", the report said.
"The ban is only on paper and not in spirit". There are around 150 plastic bag manufacturing units in Halol. " demands tree doctor, Vijay Nishanth". Researchers too warn that the use of plastic by eateries to pack hot food could be harmful to health.
Umuahia - Gov Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia says that social orientation and legislation are best measures for checking the proliferation of plastic pollution in Nigeria.
The Prime Minister, in his Mann Ki Baat programme on All India Radio, had emphasized that India being the official host of the World Environment Day celebrations, is a recognition of its growing leadership in tackling climate change issues. 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. "At present as vendors, hawkers and a few eateries are using it, we want to provide them an alternative which is economical to use", he adds.
By 2050, it is estimated that there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans.
"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.
Till the 1970s, the use of plastic in Pakistan was limited, but this trend started changing in the 1980s, according to International Union for Conservation of Nature Country Representative Mahmood Akhtar Cheema.
Rwanda on May 29 launched the national environment week featuring different awareness activities aimed at addressing plastic pollution, such as countrywide inspection of the illegal use of plastic bags and exhibition on plastic recycling.
Pooja Batra: World Environment Day.
Countdown also announced it will phase out plastic straws this year. I also invite Canadians to share their ideas on how we can move Canada toward zero plastic waste.
New data from waste and brand audits conducted in five Philippine cities confirm results of earlier coastal clean-up audits that multinational brands are the country's top sources of plastic pollution. Almost one-third of it is not disposed off properly and ends up clogging drains and choking the environment.