United Nations chief: Oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050
07 June, 2018, 15:06 | Author: Sue Mclaughlin
The world must unite to "beat plastic pollution" United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for World Environment Day, noting that microplastic particles in the ocean, "now outnumber stars in our galaxy". India is hosting the global celebrations this year. To help reduce waste and fight climate change, the Government of Canada has taken significant steps and is planning important new measures to protect the environment and promote clean growth, here at home and overseas.
By signing the Code of Conduct, the global partners have committed to assessing their current office practices related to single-use plastic and instituting operational changes to minimise their plastic waste footprint.
Speaking at the state environment ministers' conference here, he said that an emotional attachment with the environment is imperative for its preservation. 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.
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.
"It is, therefore, safe to say that most countries have woken up to the environmental impact of plastic bags and bottles", he said.
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Plastic pollution is one of the greatest threats to our planet's ecosystems today.
Each year World Environment Day is organised with a theme that benefits the people and environment all over the world. Refusing any and all single-serve packaging will be a step in the right direction. Estimates predict that the manufacturers will generate around three hundred and sixty million tonnes of the plastic this year itself.
Under the theme "Beat Plastic Pollution", World Environment Day 2018 issued a call to action to individuals, governments, the public and the private sector to examine joint solutions to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on our natural places.
We might create plastic pollution, but if we work together, we can help end it, too.
Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan, UN Environment Director, industrialists, and many dignitaries participated in the program. The big day is meant to raise awareness about protecting the environment against hazardous things and human activities. Measures like carrying a cloth bag, avoiding bottled plastic water, and cardboard over plastic are some of the most easiest ones to implement in daily lives.
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