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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on World Environment Day

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on World Environment Day

"These companies have drawn a line in the sand, pledging to do their bit to stem the tide of plastic waste and plastic pollution", Ms Sage said.

This year, India is the global host of the Wednesday in collaboration with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with "Beat Plastic Pollution" as its theme. If present trends continue, by 2050 our oceans will have more plastic than fish.

Knowledge is power. A person is more likely to conserve the environment when he or she is made aware of the dangers of not doing so. "Nigerians should individually and collectively reconsider their plastic habits by reducing the use of disposable plastics and using alternatives to plastics".

Actor Arjun Kapoor said:"It takes one small step to #BeatPlasticPollution!"

India produces over 62 million tonnes of solid waste every year, of which only 43 million tonnes is collected, only 12 million tonnes treated and the rest dumped.

The report recognizes that single-use plastic waste generation and waste management practices differ across regions.

The pledge is the most ambitious yet of the global actions to combat plastic pollution that are taking place in 60 nations around the world.




December 1972, and was first celebrated in 1974 with a view to deepening environmental awareness and address concerns such as the depletion of the ozone layer, toxic chemicals, desertification and global warming.

He said "several countries such as Eritrea, China, Rwanda, Mauritania, Morocco and Kenya have outlawed the use of plastic bags; while England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, South Africa, among others have placed a fee on the use of plastic bags".

- June 5 is World Environment Day, a day that represents the single largest celebration of our environment.

An event dedicated to "Beat Plastic Pollution" is buzzing in the streets of Bandra at Mumbai. "If we don't eliminate and significantly reduce plastic packaging and single use plastics this problem won't be fixed", says Hunter.

He said the campaign tends to raise the awareness with the threats caused by plastic materials together with their impact on human health. It is only then that we can unite to eradicate the plastic pollution that prevails in the society.

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

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged people to reaffirm the commitment to a cleaner and sustainable planet and pledge to beat the plastic pollution. In line with resolutions taken at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and UN Environmental Assembly (UNEA), the Study showed that only 21% of plastic waste is recycled.


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