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07 June 2018, 12:22 | Dale Webster
Taimur Nagar's residents know little of the hazards of non-biodegradable plastic to the water supply and the animals sat around
Five industry leaders also took environment protection pledges at the plenary session. All of us have a collective responsibility towards this.
"This World Environment Day I'd like to ask people to do what they can to reduce their own use of single use plastic, by reusing what they can and recycling when reuse is not possible".
Guterres has a simple message on World Environment Day: "Reject single-use plastic". According to some estimates, 250 million tonnes of garbage in Pakistan primarily consists of plastic bags, cap bottles and food scraps. It is estimated that Nigeria loses about $5.1bn every year owing to rapid encroachment of drought and desert in most parts of the North. "Scientists estimate that there are over 150 million tonnes of plastics in the ocean and, if nothing changes, plastic in oceans will weigh more than their fish by 2050", Sage added.
The ministry will meet with officials from the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and discuss ways of reducing the use of plastic bags at fresh markets, he said.
Every year, 91 countries, and hundreds of green awareness campaigns and organisations, including TGRC, come together to celebrate this significant day concerning our environment. "Anyone can help change mindset as a way to keep supporting our country make progress toward clean environment", he said.
The Prime Minister said, Government aims to provide electricity connection to every household, which will further reduce dependence on environmentally degrading forms of fuel.
Akbaruddin warned that the scale and urgency of the problem were increasing by the day and success can only be achieved by raising awareness and taking action across the world.
Prime Minister NarendraModi on Tuesday emphasised on refraining from the use of plastic products, to make the planet a better place to live in.
The AfDB considers over-reliance on plastics as a major environmental challenge, especially considering the pollution that comes with badly managed plastic waste.
Beating plastic pollution and transitioning to sustainable waste management practices requires a strong enabling environment involving all stakeholders including policy-makers, informal and formal waste and resource management actors as well as civil society organizations.
"Plastic now threatens to become a menace to humanity".
The distribution of 300 million LED bulbs in three years has resulted in savings of two billion dollars and 4GW of electricity, he said.
"India is a very vocal, very proactive member of the UN Environment Assembly that governs the UN environment program".
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