By 2022, India vows to stop single-use plastics

By 2022, India vows to stop single-use plastics

As if taking a cue, in response to United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) theme for this year's World Environment Day and the Indian government's focus on "Beating Plastic Pollution", India Inc has pledged to reduce usage of plastics.

India is the global host this year and the theme is Beat Plastic Pollution. 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.

But a report from UN Environment on plastics finds "surging momentum" for action to curb plastic pollution, and sets out ways to tackle the problem - pointing out that government levies and bans have been the best way to limit overuse of disposable plastic products.

There is absolutely no doubt to say that we are on the cutting edge of global plastic calamity.

Việt Nam has been making efforts in this regard; for example, bettering its capacity in sorting, collecting and treating plastic waste and improving public awareness on plastic use, Thành said. The prime minister will address the crowd. "In fact, micro plastics have now even entered basic food like salt, bottled water and tap water".

As we commemorate the 44th World Environment Day (WED) today, let us remember the words of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in his book, Consciencism, he said, "Thought without practice is empty".

Here, in Jamaica, we are encouraged by the Government's decision to ban of the use of single-use plastic bags in the retail trade.

According to the Clean Seas campaign at least 8 million tonnes of plastic leaks into the ocean each year.

Participating at an event to mark the World Environment Day here, he said that India is preparing to join the global "clean sea campaign" to contribute towards clean oceans.

"Plastic pollution is already having a deadly impact on our marine ecosystem".

And nearly three-quarters (72%) think supermarkets are not doing enough about packaging to tackle the problem of plastic pollution, the survey by Populus for Greenpeace showed.

The distribution of 300 million LED bulbs in three years has resulted in savings of two billion dollars and 4GW of electricity, he said.

Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan, UN Environment Director, industrialists, and many dignitaries participated in the program.

Environment Ministers, representatives from United Nations and members from various industry bodies will be among the various dignitaries attending the event. Mr. Modi also visited the exhibition organized on the occasion at Rajpath lawns.

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