UNILAG generates 2.5 tons of plastic waste daily - Official -

India Has Set Example By Committing To Beat Plastic Pollution UN

The report, with its release timed for U.N. World Environment Day, noted that rules limiting the use of plastic bags had decreased their use in places such as Morocco, Rwanda and parts of China, sometimes significantly.

JSPL observed World Environment Day in its mega steel plant at Angul in which Environment Rally, Colossal Plantation and prize distribution ceremony were organised.

"This India of our dreams (New India) will be single-use plastic free", said Vardhan amid applause from the gathering here at Vigyan Bhawan where the PM later emphasised on India's commitment towards protecting environment.

The AfDB considers over-reliance on plastics as a major environmental challenge, especially considering the pollution that comes with badly managed plastic waste.

While acknowledging that combating plastic waste is different for every country, the United Nations report suggested 10 universal steps that policymakers can follow, including use of more eco-friendly alternatives to plastics and the promotion of reusable products.

"It is, therefore, safe to say that most countries have woken up to the environmental impact of plastic bags and bottles", he said. As part of 2018 World Environment Day, the Senior Management and staff of the Bank signed a "Pledge Board" to reduce plastic waste and ensure a better and healthier workplace environment.

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On occasion of World Environment Day, Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) organised a round table conference in collaboration with the National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH) and other stakeholders with the theme "Beat Plastic Pollution".

A family member said, "We have been hearing about all the adverse affects of plastic, so we decided that we will make it a habit to not use it".

Microplastics are small plastic pieces less than five millimeters long which can be harmful to our ocean and aquatic life, and they also make their way into the water supply and enter human bodies. Many household items are made either partly or wholly from plastic, and while this material has been around for about 50 years, it can now be found in every corner of the world. The global campaign of the U.N.to create awareness and urge companies, NGO's, communities and governments to tackle this heavy burden was highlighted on June 5 with the launch of a report from UN Environment.

He said, next year, UNEP will organise the United Nations environment assembly with a focus on sustainable lifestyles.

"Currently, the world generates an average of one million single use plastic per minute".

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