WED: FG urged to implement policies on production, use of plastics

  • WED: FG urged to implement policies on production, use of plastics

WED: FG urged to implement policies on production, use of plastics

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.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday acknowledged that water crisis is a major challenge across India and assured that the Namami Gange initiative to clean the river will soon show results.

"The spread of 180,000 tons of plastic materials. rings alarm bells", he noted.

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. "There was plastic all over the rails, that's a problem", he said, highlighting the "big need" to manage that. The report analyzes the complex relationships in our plastics economy and offers an approach to rethink how the world produces, uses and manages single-use plastics.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 2018 World Environmental Day celebration with the theme "Beat Plastic Pollution" featured lectures drama presentation and tree planting.

In the meantime, apart from the plastic pollution, Sudan is facing other environment issues, top of them desertification or desert encroachment.

He said available data indicated that plastic waste accounted for 95 per cent of total amount of waste generated in terms of weight, while plastic use had been in existence for over 70 years. "These disposable plastics are known as "single use" plastics".

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Encouraging public activism, Country Director, Oxfam in Pakistan Mohammed Qazilbash said the campaign is an effort to shed light on the threats emerging from plastic pollution, "Using an excessive amount of single-use plastics in our daily lives is devastating the environment".

Deeply moved with these shocking figures, the United Nations Environment is concentrating on its ambitious goal named 'Beat Plastic Pollution'.

When Parmar was asked if the Gujarat government planned to ban plastic, he said: "The issue needs careful consideration and we can not announce a plastic ban abruptly".

Till the 1970s, the use of plastic in Pakistan was limited, but this trend started changing in the 1980s, according to International Union for Conservation of Nature Country Representative Mahmood Akhtar Cheema.

Plastic litters beaches, blocks drains and harms wildlife, with an estimated 100,000 marine animals killed each year, as well as turning up in food and is found in 90% of bottled water.