WED: FG urged to implement policies on production, use of plastics

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

Almost one third of used plastic packaging escapes collection systems, which means it ends up clogging the world's city streets and polluting the natural environment.

The theme for World Environment Day is "Beat Plastic Pollution". Plastic in oceans is likely to outweigh fishes by 2050.

"India and China, frankly speaking, are in the lead of solving their environment issues, obviously there had been challenges", he said. Pandya went on to say: "It is unfortunate that the state's environment minister himself is trying to protect plastic manufacturing units, which produce banned category of plastic".

Coming to B-town, Alia Bhatt is one step closer towards purging plastic from her life. "Fifteen thousand tonnes of plastic waste is generated every day, 9,000 tonnes is collected and recycled, but 6,000 tonnes of plastic waste is not collected and remain littered", Javadekar said.

Today, plastic poses one of the greatest threats to our natural environment all the more so because it is both cheap and easily available.

The report recognizes that single-use plastic waste generation and waste management practices differ across regions. The theme of Wednesday 2018 is Beat Plastic Pollution.

Karimnagar: Rallies and awareness programmes were held in the erstwhile Karimnagar district on the occasion of the World Environment Day on Tuesday. Mr Modi mentioned that the per-capita plastic consumption in India is much lower than any part of the developed world.

Twelve local and worldwide companies have made the commitment to change their packaging as part of World Environment Day.

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.

There is a rubbish truck full of plastic entering our oceans every minute, with plastic packaging use predicted to double by 2020 and quadruple by 2050, while globally, the level of recycling is only around 14% - it's clear we can not recycle our way out of this problem.

He said it would still be hard for Ghana to ban plastic now and the country needed a policy and a legislative instrument for guidance and stress on education, and turning plastic waste to resources and value addition.

Imran Sabir from Sepa said that people should stop the use of one-time plastic commodities, such as straws and cups, which would create a huge positive impact.

An event dedicated to "Beat Plastic Pollution" is buzzing in the streets of Bandra at Mumbai.

Hundreds of Rwandans on Sunday marched in the capital city of Kigali to encourage the public to join the effort to address plastic pollution.

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