Published: Sun, June 10, 2018
Sci-tech | By Laverne Osborne

Plastic pollution is a grave issue, stress experts

Plastic pollution is a grave issue, stress experts

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.

The U.N. made a series of recommendations to make plastics bans more effective, from encouraging more cooperation from businesses to offering incentives.

As a committed nation to find solutions to this problem and also as a host of this year's environment day, India will appeal against single-use plastic, added the environment minister.

"Refuse what you can't re-use".

People are being urged to take a photo of the plastic-packaged products they are giving up for One Plastic Free Day and share it on social media, saying why they have been inspired to #PassOnPlastic. According to some estimates, 250 million tonnes of garbage in Pakistan primarily consists of plastic bags, cap bottles and food scraps.

"Signing the declaration is a significant and important step towards reducing the amount of plastic that we produce and helping end plastic pollution. If we work together we can make our vision our reality".

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She said all of "us have to be radical and passionate towards keeping the environment clean and safeguarding it for the future generation".

"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. The theme invites us all to consider how we can make changes in our everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on our natural places, our wildlife - and our own health", he said.

The march, organized by the ministry of environment through the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) is part of activities of the 2018 national environment week and World Environment Day due on June 5.

"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".

There is a rubbish truck full of plastic entering our oceans every minute, with plastic packaging use predicted to double by 2020 and quadruple by 2050, while globally, the level of recycling is only around 14% - it's clear we can not recycle our way out of this problem.

Plastic pledge is rubbishTuesday, June 5: Greenpeace warns that today's announcement of the "Beat Plastic Pollution" declaration is an industry-led false solution for tackling the scourge of plastic pollution in our oceans.

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