India to join Clean Sea Campaign: PM Narendra Modi

India to join Clean Sea Campaign: PM Narendra Modi

"This India of our dreams (New India) will be single-use plastic free", said Vardhan amid applause from the gathering here at Vigyan Bhawan where the PM later emphasised on India's commitment towards protecting environment.

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.

He expressed need for celebrating each day of the year as a World Environment Day. Plastic in oceans is likely to outweigh fishes by 2050. While we really appreciate the steps undertaken by Pakistan Navy to reduce plastic pollution, other organisations and industries also need to join the effort to make our environment totally clean from such hazardous waste.

He further explained that Egypt is committed to the 2030 strategic development plan for sustainable development to stop using plastic bags, remarking that several Arab and African countries have already done so.

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Through the case studies researchers found that targeted levies and bans, where properly planned and enforced, have been among the most effective strategies to limit overuse of disposable plastic products. "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".

The governor urged every member of the society to jointly begin to think about the way forward out of plastic pollution by acting in consonance with the relevant agencies to create a better society.

In a significant decision taken on the eve of the World Environment Day, the government of northern state of Haryana banned single-use water bottles in all government offices in the state.

"These mainly find their ways into the water bodies disintegrating to micro-plastic which are consumed by aquatic animals and ultimately kills them or are transferred into the food chain".

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.

According to the Bank, WED 2018, is a call to action for Africa to come together to combat plastic pollution, one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time.

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