UN says world choking on plastic as environmental crisis grows

08 Juin, 2018, 06:15 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • As bioplastics get popular in India a more genuine green choice is to boot out plastic altogether

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.

European Union customs ‘backstop’ should not continue beyond 2021, ministers agree
Clearly, a great deal of work remains to be done and this needs to be the highest priority for all sides in the weeks ahead". The EU's Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said that he would "examine" the idea.

Kwabena Yeboah Appointed Ghana FA Boss
Parliament has constituted a special committee to investigate allegations of corruption against the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and some football officials.

L'Assemblée vote l'interdiction du portable à l'école
Les activités extérieures, comme le sport, seront aussi concernées pour les quelque 8,5 millions d'élèves du public. Mais le ministre a défendu le besoin " d'une base juridique beaucoup plus solide ".

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.

Sonakshi Sinha: It's World Environment Day!

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.

Conseillé:

  • Gennady Golovkin stripped of IBF world middleweight title

    Gennady Golovkin has been stripped of his IBF middleweight title after failing to agree a mandatory defence against Sergiy Derevyanchenko.
    Stockholm truck attacker sentenced to life by Swedish court

    Stockholm truck attacker sentenced to life by Swedish court

    Soon after the attack, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said Sweden would stick by its open, liberal values. Although Akilov was given a life sentence, he is unlikely to remain in prison indefinitely.
    Amazon's Fire TV Cube turns Alexa into your remote

    Amazon's Fire TV Cube turns Alexa into your remote

    Also, because it's an Echo speaker at its core, it'll tell you the weather or let you re-order toothpaste on Amazon. You can only get the full experience on select Android phones, Amazon Fire devices, and Amazon ...
  • 'Hot felon' Jeremy Meeks and girlfriend welcome baby boy

    'Hot felon' Jeremy Meeks and girlfriend welcome baby boy

    Melissa and Jeremy separated soon after photos emerged of the model and the heiress kissing and cuddling in June 2017. Neither Chloe nor Jeremy ever publicly commented on her pregnancy.
    Man nearly  dies after being bitten by rattlesnake he had just decapitated

    Man nearly dies after being bitten by rattlesnake he had just decapitated

    A Texas man is recovering after a rattlesnake he decapitated bit him as he tried to dispose of its body. Jennifer said she called 911 and began driving her husband the 45 miles to a Corpus Christi hospital.
    Trump tariffs are a wake-up call to other nations: Larry Kudlow

    Trump tariffs are a wake-up call to other nations: Larry Kudlow

    They could also reclaim some of the authority they delegated to the president to impose tariffs, as a few, including Sens. The Trump administration used an old trade law from 1962 to justify the tariffs as a national security issue.
  • Kendall Jenner is still casually dating Ben Simmons

    Kendall Jenner is still casually dating Ben Simmons

    Sources told TMZ they aren't dating, or "anything serious", vowing there's no bad blood between the KarJenner and the Hadids. Kendall and Anwar have known each other for years and have always been flirtatious and this is just another sign of that.
    Teen guilty of London museum terror plot

    Teen guilty of London museum terror plot

    While in custody, she remained in contact with her mother and sister and shifted her attention to planning an attack in the UK. Dich and Rizlaine Boular travelled around landmarks in London in what is understood to be reconnaissance of potential targets.
    Mourmelon. Assassinat d'un jeune : la troublante machination d'un duo de mineurs

    Mourmelon. Assassinat d'un jeune : la troublante machination d'un duo de mineurs

    Selon l'enquête de gendarmerie, A., 17 ans, a reconnu avoir tué Kévin d'une vingtaine de coups de couteau , dont deux mortels. Sur les réseaux sociaux, l'expression "homme de peau basanée" avait ensuite été remplacée par "couleur de peau mate".
  • Jordan's PM resigns amid tax-rise protests

    Jordan's PM resigns amid tax-rise protests

    The monarch, who has the ultimate say on policy decisions, promised change, but gave no specifics on possible reforms. The ongoing protests widened on Saturday after Mulki refused to scrap a bill increasing personal and corporate taxes.
    Arjun Tendulkar named in U19 squad for Sri Lanka tour

    Arjun Tendulkar named in U19 squad for Sri Lanka tour

    Interestingly, he will groomed under Rahul Dravid now who is the coach of the U19 team which won the World Cup earlier this year. The one-day squad will be led by Aryan Juyal , who had made his List A debut for Uttar Pradesh in Vijay Hazare Trophy.
    Trooper stops retired cop who delivered him 27 years ago

    Trooper stops retired cop who delivered him 27 years ago

    But once Patterson discovered who he was speaking to, he gave Bailly a warning and let him off without a ticket. Needless to say, Trooper Patterson, Matthew Bailly, and both of their families were ecstatic about the reunion.


Populaire

It shows the growing severity of the issue
Middle-aged adults - age 45 to 64 - had the largest rate increase, rising to 19.2 per 100,000 in 2016 from 13.2 in 1999. The state has tried to tackle the problem with a website, https://massmen.org , that targets men in this age group.

Antonio Conte Gives Real Madrid Message After Los Blancos Contact
Spanish daily AS quote him as saying " Guti isn't going to take the coaching post at Murcia because he is going to coach Real Madrid ".

Woman Diagnosed with Cancer After Doctor Notices Lump on HGTV
He took to his Facebook handle and posted, "I am watching a tv show and notice this woman has a left thyroid mass". Voigt's post was viewed thousands of times, and eventually he reached Nicole McGuinness, 32, of Havelock.

Bermuda Supreme Court overturns ban on gay marriage
Today, Bermuda's Supreme Court ruled again it is unconstitutional to ban same-sex marriage five days after the ban took effect .

Trump Watches Morning Joe ‘Every Day Like a Slave — MSNBC Host
The mother-of-one, wore a safari style beige coat with a belt that nipped in at the waist and her favourite snake-skin heels. As Wallace read out Trump's original tweet about not watching " Morning Joe " anymore, she added, "As if he doesn't watch".

Two mosquitos known to transmit Zika found in Windsor-Essex trap
An abstract for the Auburn study notes that "interactions between these two species often result in displacement of Ae. aegypti". The Alabama Department of Public Health website has a page dedicated to mosquito-borne illnesses and preventive measures.

Mysterious ‘sonic attacks’ prompt evacuation of 2 more U.S. staff from China
It is also the only U.S. diplomatic installation in China authorised to process immigrant visas and handle adoptions. As a result of these odd occurrences, the US and Canada have both pulled diplomats out of Cuba.

Two of Scott Pruitt's top aides resign amid EPA scrutiny
Democrats continue to call for Pruitt to resign amid the growing list of controversies. "The agency should not have done that". Lincoln Ferguson, a former press secretary for Pruitt in Oklahoma, remains with the EPA's public affairs office.

Le Sénat approuve la réforme en première lecture — SNCF
Il fera l'objet lundi 11 juin d'une commission mixte paritaire chargée de trouver un texte commun entre députés et sénateurs. SUD-Rail, troisième syndicat, campe sur sa position d'opposition en bloc à la réforme, et exige le retrait du projet.

Soldier steals military vehicle, leads police on chase on I-95
Numerous videos of the chase - which lasted almost two hours - appeared on social media with many observers shocked by the scene. A full-on police chase , which reached speeds of 65km/h, followed the vehicle some 100 kilometres into the heart of Richmond.