Here’s all the buzz around the world, ahead of the big day

08 June, 2018, 12:30 | Author: Sherry Houston
  • As bioplastics get popular in India a more genuine green choice is to boot out plastic altogether

- In case you collect plastic bags, sachets, and bottles when shopping, segregate them for reuse and recycling.

The campaign on the theme, "Beat Plastic Pollution" is about being less wasteful, being smarter in how we design and use products, and protecting our own nations and more especially our common oceans.

"The developing world complains how it has exploited environment and thus ask for technology and finance, I feel this is important but environment won't be defended unless the society is motivated", he added. Last year, Hyundai launched a 45 days campaign - "Save Water, Share Water" across India thus saving 40 lakhs litres of Water through Dry wash and distributed the same in drought affected areas in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

With plastic making up 10% of the total waste generated, half of it used is disposable or 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. The theme for 2018 is "Beat Plastic Pollution". Plastic in oceans is likely to outweigh fishes by 2050.

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"Pledges like this ignore the stark reality of what's happening in this country - we've got plastic waste being stockpiled by councils with no place to go, there are no industrial-scale composting facilities for bioplastic and there are no bans on plastic bags, cutlery and other easy-to-eliminate plastic pollution". Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, stated on India's pledge: "This has been the biggest, most resonant World Environment Day ever, thanks to the leadership of our global host India". Modi's move aims to drastically stem the flow of plastic from the 1.3 billion people living in the fastest growing economy in the world.

The celebration of this day provides us with an opportunity to broaden the basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment.

Hundreds of Rwandans on Sunday marched in the capital city of Kigali to encourage the public to join the effort to address plastic pollution. "Together, let us ensure that our future generations live in a clean and green planet, in harmony with nature", he said in a tweet.

He said in Ghana, the lack of clean drinking water, caused by pollution of most of the rivers and water sources, also exacerbated the problem of the use of plastic or sachet water, since most people in the country depended on sachet water for drinking. India has made a phenomenal commitment and displayed clear, decisive and global environmental leadership.

All in all, all stakeholders, from businesses to governments and NGOs, show a clear stance at addressing plastic pollution.

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