Ban plastic bags? United Nations seeks to cut pollution as recycling falls short
07 June, 2018, 12:24 | Author: Carmen Reese
Since 1974, the World Environment Day on every June 5 has served as the United Nation's principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment. Since plastic bags take around one thousand years to decompose one can only imagine how long the existing ones will remain in our lives.
They urged individuals to reject plastic cutlery, pick-up any plastic they see while on a walk and create awareness on the dangers of plastics pollution among friends and family.
"We need action now". "If present trends continue, by 2050", Guterres warned, "our oceans will have more plastic than fish".
This follows a cabinet resolution dated Jan 23 that ordered several ministries including his and the Interior Ministry, as well as a number of other agencies, to launch a campaign to reduce the use of plastics in both the public and private sector.
The Bank welcomes the Government of Côte d'Ivoire's ban on the production, import, and sale of single-use plastic bags, as it creates the framework for embedding design for recycling and the circular economy into design and manufacturing processes.
Chairman and managing director of NALCO, Tapan Kumar Chand flagged off the Mini-Marathon which focuses on the theme Beat Plastic Pollution.
Plastic pollution is affecting even remote areas of the planet, including the Artic.
Around the world, 1 million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute, and every year, up to 5 trillion disposable plastic bags are used.
Union environment minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said he would give up single-use plastic as a first step towards ridding India of it by 2022.
He expressed hope that by next year's World Environment Day commemoration, solar energy will be part of the energy mix used in the United Nations headquarters. "This is a very important achievement for India and it is also an acknowledgement as well as recognition of India's growing leadership in the direction of tackling climate change".
Plastic litters beaches, blocks drains and harms wildlife, with an estimated 100,000 marine animals killed each year, as well as turning up in food and is found in 90% of bottled water. Fighting plastics should not be understood as a way to interrupt businesses for some but ensure health security of the world community; we need everyone's contribution to beat plastic pollution.
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