United Nations presents first global outlook against plastic pollution

United Nations presents first global outlook against plastic pollution

United Nations presents first global outlook against plastic pollution

"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".

Badminton star Saina Nehwal posted: "The movement to beat plastic pollution is growing and I urge you to http://join.You can#BeatPlasticPollution by sharing a video or photo on this #WorldEnvironmentDay.I would like to challenge my friends to spread this initiative @parupallik @PRANNOYHSPRI @GuruSaiDutt1".

Some 86% support supermarkets moving towards more refillable and reusable packaging instead of single-use plastics and more than nine out of 10 (91%) think they should be working towards reducing their overall packaging.

Twelve local and global companies signed a declaration in Auckland on Tuesday, World Environmental Day, to move to reusable, recyclable or compostable plastics by 2025.

Single use plastic is a matter of great concern as it is not bio-degradable.

"We make a solemn pledge that we will eliminate all single-use plastics from our country", said Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan while referring to PM Modi's idea of 'New India' by 2022.

"That is why we now want the campaign to go beyond fighting plastic bags to any single-use plastic item".

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Leones said this should serve as a "wake up call" for the Philippines to reduce its plastic consumption.

This year's focus is on addressing plastic pollution.

According to the bank, it aims to celebrate the World Environment Day (WED) 2018, and the World Ocean Day (WOD) by raising awareness of its own staff as well as engage key partners.

Pope FrancisPope Francis an ardent champion of the environment published an encyclical "Laudato Si" in 2015 in which he takes an integral and holistic approach to the created world, with its ethical, moral, social and political implications on man.

"It takes one small step to #BeatPlasticPollution!"

If nothing is done, he said, tonnes and tonnes of plastics will end up in rivers, and by 2050, they will be more than the quantity of fish in water bodies.

The Minister said rapid urbanisation and economic development in numerous developing countries, had led to increase plastic use and plastic pollution, saying there were more plastics in the ocean now. In 2008, Rwanda became one of the first African countries to impose a complete ban on thin plastic bags as part of its Vision 2020 plan for sustainability.

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