PM Modi to address World Environment Day event tomorrow

PM Modi to address World Environment Day event tomorrow

"Emphasising that a host of relevant resolutions, laws and bills have been passed on pollution and other environment-related issues, Harsh Vardhan said that it is up to the people to act upon them", an official release said quoting him.

The world event, adopted in 1974 by the United Nation, is marked on June 5 every year, and enables the world to focus on the need to protect the environment from degradatio0n. If present trends continue, by 2050 our oceans will have more plastic than fish.

Despite having only a handful of resources, Sepa is doing its utmost to combat environmental issues, he said, elaborating that more needs to be done for the protection of the environment, which could only be achieved through a joint effort from all stakeholders and the masses. I've replaced using plastic bottles with a metal one.

According to the Clean Seas campaign at least 8 million tonnes of plastic leaks into the ocean each year. Plastic in the sea is such a serious threat that it is considered one of the most serious environmental emergencies in the world. For instance, we resolved the biggest global environment problem of 1980s - the hole in the ozone layer.

However, he said, per capita plastic consumption in India is lower than that in many parts of the developed world. India is hosting the global celebrations this year.

On the occasion of the World Environment Day, Sudan government has declared a campaign to eliminate plastic pollution. In the last decade, the world has produced more plastic than we have in the last century.

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Highlighting the theme, "It Takes a Nation to Beat Plastic Pollution", the minister said that "with strong support from all parties, the initiative will succeed in raising public awareness in addressing the use and disposal of plastic bottles".

The Departments of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and Trade and Industry (DTI) as well as the DTI agencies, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) and the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) as well as National Treasury will shortly be reviewing the implementation and impact of our country's plastic bag policies.

"We need to be wary of pledges like this that sound good, but in reality allow the rise of plastic packaging production in our lives and our oceans, all while companies pose as green leaders".

She said: "The earth's potential is being threaten by poor disposal of plastic waste into the environment affecting the air, water and land".

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.

Countdown also announced it will phase out plastic straws this year.

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