India Vows to Stop Plastic Use by 2022

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

The theme for the June 5 annual observance is an invitation to make changes in everyday life to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on our natural places, our wildlife - and our own health.

"The Government of Canada will continue to drive progress on the environmental challenges we face as a global community, and protect the clean air and water we share".

The green endeavour is aimed to create awareness on the importance of reducing plastic waste in the country, in line with the United Nations' (UN) efforts to combat pollution from plastic materials.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his released message on World Environment Day said, "Greetings on World Environment Day". 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.

Addressing to the Kigali Car Free Day participants in Kimihurura, Biruta said the fight against plastic pollution is everyone's responsibility as he called on the public to stand against the use of single-used plastic items.

By 2050, it is estimated that there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans.

"Companies and government need to focus on reductions and eliminations of single-use plastics production if they are serious about tackling this issue".

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A pledge made by global and local companies to tackle plastic waste is a "false solution" to a worsening problem, Greenpeace says.

He said that Policy would be holistic in defining critical measures as to how the State could collaborate with stakeholders to handle plastics waste.

"These mainly find their ways into the water bodies disintegrating to micro-plastic which are consumed by aquatic animals and ultimately kills them or are transferred into the food chain".

Every year over 64,000 tonnes of plastic food packaging and plastic bottles is sent to landfill in Scotland, costing £11 million each year.

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Earlier, Prof Francis Otunta, the Vice-chancellor of MOUAU, said that Nigeria had become over-reliant on the use of plastics for packaging. 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.

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