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UN says world choking on plastic as environmental crisis grows

World Environment Day 2018 India is the global host this year and the theme is Beat Plastic Pollution World Environment Day 2018 India is the global host this year and the theme is Beat Plastic Pollution
Andrew Wong | 10 June, 2018, 16:15

The GMD noted that the theme for this year's World Environment Day, "Beat Plastic Pollution" was a call to action for everyone to rise up to tackle one of the greatest contemporary environmental challenges.

"Today, we announced the appointment of Patricia Fuller as Canada's new Ambassador for Climate Change to help advance Canada's clean growth and climate change priorities on the world stage".

The event emphasised the role of schools, colleges and universities in protecting nature and environment as well as beating plastic pollution, stated another official release.

She urged everybody to think globally and act locally to ensure we beat plastic pollution through adherence to reuse plastic and creating alternative to single use plastic.

"It is high time we refrain from using disposable plastic products that are used for minutes, but persist in the environment forever", Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said as the country joins the world in observing Environment Month. If present trends continue, by 2050 our oceans will have more plastic than fish.

Ogundipe said that residents should be cautious about the use of plastics considering the topography of the state.

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.

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The civic bodies and district administration took out campaign for preventing sale, manufacturing of plastic bags. 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 handsome scenic places, but destroyed by plastic pollution".

"It is estimated that the total volume of all plastics ever produced is about 8.3 billion metric tonnes, of this, about 6.3 billion metric tonnes is now waste-80 per cent of which are in landfills, and in the natural environment" he stated.

The World Environment Day 2018 celebrations in Odisha have begun with thousands of participants coming together to spread awareness among citizens to keep environment clean and green. Plastic bags don't biodegrade, they photodegrade i.e. breaking down into smaller and smaller toxic bits contaminating soil and waterways and entering the food web when animals accidentally ingest them.

Scotland has committed to phase out the use of non-recyclable plastics and is now designing a deposit return scheme for drinks packaging that could see recycling rates of more than 90%, Zero Waste Scotland said.

Plastic, which is rampantly polluting our water bodies, harming marine life and posing a threat to human health, has been one of the major concerns of environmental bodies this year.

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