United Nation's Environment Alerts About The Global Plastic Pollution

United Nation's Environment Alerts About The Global Plastic Pollution

Early in the morning, a Green Walkathon was carried out in the township wherein General Managers, Head of Departments, employees, CISF officials, office bearers of ladies club, unions and associations and children participated in large number to spread the message of combating plastic pollution and making the environment greener and healthier.

The United Nations, aware that the protection and improvement of the human environment is a major issue, which affects the well-being of peoples and economic development throughout the world, designated 5 June as World Environment Day.

The Prime Minister said, Government aims to provide electricity connection to every household, which will further reduce dependence on environmentally degrading forms of fuel.

- Avoid single-use plastic bottles and cups, use reusable glass/metal bottles.

Actor Arjun Kapoor said:"It takes one small step to #BeatPlasticPollution!" "Every year, more than 8 million tonnes end up in the oceans", he said, adding that "microplastics in the seas now outnumber stars in our galaxy".

"Within this period however, plastic has transformed everything from clothing, cooking, and catering to product design, engineering and retailing", due to its advantage of lasting for a long time, almost all the plastic ever produced, still exist in one form or the other today.

"Plastic pollution is a global challenge that does not respect borders - it litters our streets, accumulates in our landfills, and contaminates our rivers and oceans".

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Wednesday in Rwanda will be marked with a wide-range of activities centred on this year's theme: "Beat Plastic Pollution".

The Day has been celebrated across the world to raise awareness on current and emerging environmental issues such as pollution, overpopulation, biodiversity conservation, global warming, among others.

Just nine percent of the nine billion tonnes of plastic the world has ever produced has been recycled.

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu announced Tuesday it would ban the use of plastic items, including nonbiodegradable plastic bags, starting in January.

"We need action now".

"This World Environment Day I'd like to ask people to do what they can to reduce their own use of single use plastic, by reusing what they can and recycling when reuse is not possible". It will also stop selling plastic straws from October 1. The UN is encouraging everyone to play a game of "plastic pollution tag".

"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.