India to join Clean Sea Campaign: PM Narendra Modi

A sweeping look over Taimur Nagar underlines the challenges the country faces with its waste

A sweeping look over Taimur Nagar underlines the challenges the country faces with its waste

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. This theme requires all of us to consider and change our lifestyle towards reducing plastic pollution in our country, especially from "single use plastics".

Naysan Sahba, director of the UN Environment Program's Division of Communications and Public Information, said India is "very active" in tackling issues related to environmental pollution.

"We have come so far with our recycling capabilities, so when it's not possible to reduce or reuse plastic we ask everyone to put their used plastic bottles and food packing into the relevant recycling bin where they can".

Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday unveiled the first non-plastic bound copy of the National Geographic magazine here marking the World Environment Day.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged everybody to stop using single-use plastics which have reached astronomical numbers. I've replaced using plastic bottles with a metal one.

In a report for International Environment Day, the United Nations warned at current levels the earth could be awash with 12 billion tonnes of plastic trash by the middle of the century.

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The civic bodies and district administration took out campaign for preventing sale, manufacturing of plastic bags.

Each year, World Environment Day has a theme which major corporations, non-governmental organisations, communities, governments and celebrities worldwide adopt to promote environmental awareness.

The World Environment Day 2018 celebrations in Odisha have begun with thousands of participants coming together to spread awareness among citizens to keep environment clean and green. In fact, micro-plastics have now even entered basic food like salt, bottled water and tap water... In India, the global host country launched its official countdown to June 5 with a historic slate of activities ranging from nationwide clean-ups, to single-use plastic bans across States, Universities and National Parks.

If nothing is done, he said, tonnes and tonnes of plastics will end up in rivers, and by 2050, they will be more than the quantity of fish in water bodies.

"We want to foster a global movement where every individual, policy maker and business takes action against plastic pollution to protect our ecosystem", Qazilbash said.

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