How to beat plastic pollution on World Environment Day

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

Twelve local and global companies signed a declaration in Auckland on Tuesday, World Environmental Day, to move to reusable, recyclable or compostable plastics by 2025.

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.

UN Environment head Erik Solheim, said: "The assessment shows that action can be painless and profitable - with huge gains for people and the planet that help avert the costly downstream costs of pollution".

THE Ministry of Development (MoD) launched the "Plastic Bottle Free Initiative" in conjunction with the World Environment Day celebration yesterday, making it the first government agency in the country to implement the green practice.

Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern.

"Speaking on the menace of using plastic, in her earlier tweet, she said: "#BeatPlasticPollution by switching to steel or glass bottles today!

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged everybody to stop using single-use plastics which have reached astronomical numbers.

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While Kenya has introduced a total ban on plastic bags, leading supermarket chains in the United Kingdom have vowed to reduce plastic packaging.

Around the world, 1 million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute. He praised India for its growing focus on environmental protection but also noted that while traveling in the country he'd seen "some of the most attractive scenic places, but destroyed by plastic pollution". The Gujarat Pollution Control Board, despite criticism from the high court, is not equipped to deal with plastic pollution.

The plastic pollution can be beaten only when awareness is generated at a mass level, he said.

"Single use plastics are damaging our rivers, wetlands, and farmlands".

Food major Nestle India said that it is committed to find improved solutions to reduce, recycle and recover for a healthier environment. "Only in case of customers who buy in bulk, I pack the products in plastic bags of the permissible thickness limit of over 50 microns", added Yadav.

"Only 9 percent of the 9 billion tonnes of plastic the world has ever produced has been recycled", the report said. "We have reduced our packaging materials significantly over the last few years through packaging optimisation and will continue to work in this direction", he said.

Take a selfie with a reusable alternative you're going to use in its place.

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