UN says world choking on plastic as environmental crisis grows

08 Juin, 2018, 06:15 | Auteur: Therese Cote
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Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Mahesh Sharma called for action against plastic pollution.

As we commemorate the 44th World Environment Day (WED) today, let us remember the words of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in his book, Consciencism, he said, "Thought without practice is empty".

"The spread of 180,000 tons of plastic materials. rings alarm bells", he noted.

Karimnagar: Rallies and awareness programmes were held in the erstwhile Karimnagar district on the occasion of the World Environment Day on Tuesday.

Shah said volunteers have cleared nearly 15 million kilograms of plastic from the beach near his home in the past three weeks. Are you with me to try every bit to eliminate all single use plastic from our world?

The campaign, which will continue until June 8, is titled Beat Plastic Pollution and is part of the world on Environment Day events.

Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, made this known on Saturday at a news conference to officially kick-start the activities leading to the commemoration of the World Environment Day on the 5th June 2018.

He said that India is taking every action to fulfil its commitment and goal under the PA and SDGs. Make this planet greener, plant trees and ban plastic.

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According to statistics released by United Nations, one million plastic bottle drinks are bought every 60 seconds globally.

He said India was his choice to host this year's "World Environment Day" due to a variety of reasons, including its vast population and fast economic growth.

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Deeply moved with these shocking figures, the United Nations Environment is concentrating on its ambitious goal named 'Beat Plastic Pollution'. We are staring at a global catastrophe.

However, the report also cites a fundamental need for broader cooperation from business and private sector stakeholders, offering a roadmap for upstream solutions, including extended producer responsibility and incentives for adoption of a more circular economy approach to plastic production and consumption.

"About100,000 marine animals are killed by plastics and 83 per cent of tap water are found to contain plastic particles".

More than 64,000 tonnes of plastic packaging is disposed of in household general waste bins and sent to landfill in Scotland each year, costing around £11 million. He had also urged people to shun plastic to protect the environment.

The Minister also led a Walk in Abuja to sensitise Nigerians on the negative impact of indiscriminate disposal of waste plastics in the country.


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