Rwandans march against plastic pollution


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".

Stating that the World Environment Day on 5 June a journey of 20 years, Mishra underlined how the years 2015 and 2016 were two important years for environment, which are about SDGs and the Paris Agreement and are very critical for analysis. Plastic in oceans is likely to outweigh fishes by 2050.

The Prime Minister said, Government aims to provide electricity connection to every household, which will further reduce dependence on environmentally degrading forms of fuel. In total, 50 per cent of the plastic is of single use.

Today, plastic poses one of the greatest threats to our natural environment all the more so because it is both cheap and easily available.

Till the 1970s, the use of plastic in Pakistan was limited, but this trend started changing in the 1980s, according to International Union for Conservation of Nature Country Representative Mahmood Akhtar Cheema.

In-line with the global theme of "Beating Plastic Pollution", Hyundai's initiatives will focus on reducing the usage of plastics at its manufacturing plant in Sriperumbudur near Chennai and across all its 493 Hyundai Dealerships and 1309 Service Workshops.

An event dedicated to "Beat Plastic Pollution" is buzzing in the streets of Bandra at Mumbai.

Since the first World Environment Day on June 5, 1974, the world has changed and challenges associated with Environmental protection have increased.

"It is undeniable plastic materials and products have many uses in daily life and we may not realise that many are single use plastics".

The day, according to a statement from the Ministry of Environment, will feature the launch of an awareness campaign on sorting plastic waste and collecting plastic bottles by installing collection bins in various locations.

"The official slogan chosen by the JASTRe - "If you can't reuse it, refuse it" - urges us to think for a moment before making a decision to buy or accept something that is not reusable", the minister said.

If there is one man-made thing in the world that can claim omnipresence, it is plastic pollution. The UN Secretary-General concluded by saying that global unity against plastic pollution is the solution towards a greener and more climate-friendly environment.

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.