India lauded for plan to beat plastic pollution

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

UN Environment head Erik Solheim, said: "The assessment shows that action can be painless and profitable - with huge gains for people and the planet that help avert the costly downstream costs of pollution".

Wednesday has a different global host country and this year's host is India, where the official celebration is taking place.

As part of the initiative, the Ministry of Environment has launched a public advertisement campaign to raise awareness on the hazard of plastic bags.

"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..."

Highlighting the importance of protecting the environment, the minister said, "Environmental issues are gaining attention at various levels as their implications are not just on the present generation but also the future generations".

The "Beat Plastic Pollution Walk" offered a great opportunity to demonstrate Rwanda's commitment to improving health and environment by ending the use of single-use plastics and addressing plastic waste, said REMA director general Coletha Ruhamya at the event.

Tuesday, June 5 was World Environment Day, and this year's theme, set by the United Nations, was "beat plastic pollution".

"Plastics can not be recycled nor transformed".

Many animals die after swallowing these plastic bags.

With an objective to curb the plastic menace, distribution of jute bag was started on the occasion, which would subsequently cover all employees. The main causes of these problems are uncontrolled physical development, lifestyle and consumption patterns as well as irresponsible human acts such as the use and disposal of plastic bottles which leads to river and sea pollution.

JSPL observed World Environment Day in its mega steel plant at Angul in which Environment Rally, Colossal Plantation and prize distribution ceremony were organised.

There is absolutely no doubt to say that we are on the cutting edge of global plastic calamity.

Also speaking, Prof Emmanuel Nzegbulam, the Dean of College of Natural Resources and Environmental Management of the university said that the dangers of continued use of plastics ought not to be over-looked.

The first film, The Smog of the Sea, documents a week-long expedition through the North Atlantic by a group including musician/surfer Jack Johnson and ocean researcher Marcus Erikson who explore the vast scale of plastic pollution in our oceans.

One of such alternatives he said would be encouraging the use of paper bags as alternatives to plastic bags.

"There are more sustainable and environmentally friendly options for packaging, storage and transportation of various materials in our system", he said.

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