December 1972, and was first celebrated in 1974 with a view to deepening environmental awareness and address concerns such as the depletion of the ozone layer, toxic chemicals, desertification and global warming.
"The choices that we make today will define our collective future", said Modi on Tuesday.
He urged people to avoid consumption of single-use disposable plastics.
The French athlete began the world's first swim across the Pacific ocean
A crowd of around a few dozen people gathered at the beach in Choshi, a couple of hours from Tokyo , to see the swimmer off. After successfully completing the Atlantic swim, Lecomte vowed " never again " to set off on a long-distance sea journey.
An event dedicated to "Beat Plastic Pollution" is buzzing in the streets of Bandra at Mumbai.
For decades, official and popular efforts in Sudan have failed to find means to keep the environmental balance, curb up desert encroachment and lessen impact of drought waves. Increasing green cover is one of the most practical ways of countering the dangers of rising dioxin resulting from burning plastic wastes.
"Some 25,000 tonnes of plastic pollution is generated in the country every year of which only 60 per cent is processed while rest 40 per cent is pure litter..."
The fight against plastic pollution demands a fundamental change in our attitude and behaviour towards plastics and the way we live our lives.
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In the trailer, Foy's character rigs a trap for such a man, who she has no qualms about shooting in the crotch with a stun gun. Sony Pictures/MGM sends the latest chapter of the Dragon Tattoo series to theaters November 9.
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Some 10 tonnes of recyclable plastics are brought in every day to be processed at the Ichikawa Kankyo Engineering centre, where workers hover over conveyor belts removing any stray items or contaminants.
Prof Frimpong-Boateng noted that plastic does not biodegrade, but rather breaks down into smaller pieces forming plastic dusts, and were found in the remotest parts of the world, which floats into the ocean, and enter many marine animals and birds. Our ongoing drives to conserve and revive water bodies are addressing the pressing problem of clogging by plastic wastes.
Biruta also said that the Ministry of Environment and partners are in the process of revising the plastics law to reduce single use plastics and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of plastic recycling in the country.
He said that there is now a "clear momentum" on this issue and around the world, from Chile to Costa Rica, from the United Kingdom and the European Union and from Rwanda and Kenya to India, governments are taking "clear and decisive action" against plastic pollution.
Hitman 2 announced by IO Interactive
There's also a new Sniper Assassin mode (trailer below) that lets you work alone or with a buddy to take down your target. Those who pre-order the game will receive instant access to the game mode ahead of Hitman 2's release later this year.