United Nations presents first global outlook against plastic pollution

Taimur Nagar's residents know little of the hazards of non-biodegradable plastic to the water supply and the animals sat around

Taimur Nagar's residents know little of the hazards of non-biodegradable plastic to the water supply and the animals sat around

M - India will eliminate all single-use plastic in the country by 2022, prime minister Narendra Modi has announced, The Guardian reported.

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 poll for Greenpeace comes on World Environment Day, the theme of which this year is "Beat Plastic Pollution".

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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..."

SBI has organized event to promote world environment day 2018.

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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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.

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