PN observes World Environment Day

07 June, 2018, 13:23 | Author: Tracy Craig
  • Like Living In Hell: Delhi Slum Drowning In Plastic Waste

It was only yesterday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India will eliminate all single-use plastic in the country by 2022. Plastic pollution is affecting even remote areas of the planet, including the Artic.

Sade Nubi, a Senior Environmental Engineer with the Department of Works and Physical Planning, said that the event involved a walk for the environment and a presentation on beating plastic pollution on campus.

Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said, "Plastic is not the problem, but what we do with plastic is the problem".

If you too are keen to contribute to the environment in a meaningful manner, you can opt not using plastic. New data from waste and brand audits conducted in five Philippine cities confirm results of earlier coastal clean-up audits that multinational brands are the country's top sources of plastic pollution.

Up to five trillion grocery bags are used each year and like most plastic garbage barely any is recycled, the United Nations said Tuesday as it warned the world was choking on trash.

"The impacts of human actions on degrading our environment - our air, rivers, oceans, forests, rural and urban spaces; threatening the survival of a large number of species including those vital to our own food chain; depleting natural resources; are in fact a threat to our own survival in the long run", he said.

"People all across the United Kingdom are on the same page: ocean plastic pollution needs tackling and it is urgent that supermarkets take meaningful action to reduce their plastic footprint now". India is hosting this year's World Environment Day.

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Presiding over a ministerial conference here to mark World Environment Day, which is being hosted by India this year with the theme to combat "plastic pollution", the minister said the country now means business.

On World Environment Day Bollywood celebs have been inspiring us by asking their followers to go plastic free and say no to plastic.

According to Erik Solheim, the main issue of plastic pollution is how we use plastic.

He said these nano plastics enter the body through food and water intake and can not digest but piles up in the stomach.

Madam Cordie Aziz, Executive Director of Environment 360, during a panel discussion, suggested the need to find ways of harnessing the value of plastics in Ghana, by creating closed-loop systems that facilitate the trade of waste as a commodity. Guterres encouraged everyone to also stop using plastic products which are designed just to be thrown away such as plastic bottles.

Around the world, 1 million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute, and every year, up to 5 trillion disposable plastic bags are used.

In conjunction with the Day, UN Environment (UNEP), on Monday, launched the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), also known as the Renewables 2018 Global Status Report.

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