Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

PM Modi on World Environment Day

People have to act upon laws enacted on pollution, environment matters, says Union minister UN Issues Urgent Call for Curbs on Use of Plastic
Eleanor Moreno | 07 June, 2018, 12:25

This World Environment Day UN Environment is asking you, companies and civil society groups, to take a concrete action to Beat Plastic Pollution.

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 event emphasised the role of schools, colleges and universities in protecting nature and environment as well as beating plastic pollution, stated another official release.

Pakistan Navy celebrates World Environment Day on Tuesday and arranged numerous activities on to highlight the significance of environment in Pakistan and to promote awareness amongst public, concerned agencies and departments especially focusing on the marine environment.

The symposium titled "Voices against pollution, moving towards green energy" was organised on the occasion of World Environment Day.

Globally, about 12.7 million tonnes of plastic ends up in oceans every year. While plastic has many valuable uses, we have become over-reliant on single-use or disposable plastic - with severe environmental consequences.


Ministry of Environment participated on Tuesday in the 2018 World Environment Day under the theme "Beat Plastic Pollution", which focuses on how plastic, one of the most unsafe pollutants, affects our ecosystems and environment.

"People all across the United Kingdom are on the same page: ocean plastic pollution needs tackling and it is urgent that supermarkets take meaningful action to reduce their plastic footprint now".

"About100,000 marine animals are killed by plastics and 83 per cent of tap water are found to contain plastic particles". The report analyzes the complex relationships in our plastics economy and offers an approach to rethink how the world produces, uses and manages single-use plastics.

The World Environment Day was first introduced by the United Nations in 1974 and since then it has developed into a global platform for raising awareness and taking action on urgent issues from marine pollution and global warming to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.

The Prime Minister said, Government had launched the Namami Gange initiative and the programme has already started giving results. "The problem is big but the ability to change is also big". Events began Friday, with high-profile Indian politicians speaking out on the increasing damage plastics are doing to the environment and the country's beaches.

This plastic could have been worth £5.7 million if recycled, but instead costs Scotland, and the relevant local authorities, an estimated £5.3 million to send to landfill, Zero Waste Scotland said.

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