United effort to beat plastic pollution

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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.

New Zealand-based businesses that signed the NZ Plastic Packaging Declaration are Foodstuffs, Countdown, New Zealand Post and Frucor Suntory.

"When it comes to plastic pollution, Brits are mad as hell and they're not going to take it anymore".

"These companies have drawn a line in the sand, pledging to do their bit to stem the tide of plastic waste and plastic pollution", Sage said.

"In addition, action will drive the kind of innovation that will underpin the future global economy we need", said head of U.N. Environment Erik Solheim.

"We need action now". So the discarded plastic, of which there is at least 6.3 billion tonnes, continues to exist in landfills and oceans, slowly leaching into the eco system or ending up in the stomachs of marine and other animals.

We all are on the cutting edge of a global plastic calamity. He spoke about the menaces of Plastic on environment. "Of course, we can give up on using single-use plastic items and replace them with glass or reusable plastic items in case we want to drink water to avoid the damage they cause on environment", said Philippe Twagirumukiza, a city of Kigali resident who attended the walk.

Umuahia - Gov Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia says that social orientation and legislation are best measures for checking the proliferation of plastic pollution in Nigeria.

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The ministry hosts an event to mark World Environment Day every June 5.

Mr Modi mentioned that the per-capita plastic consumption in India is much lower than any part of the developed world.

As the globe is observing World Environment Day on Tuesday, several Indian celebrities joined hands in campaigning against single-use plastic.

Up to five trillion grocery bags are used each year and like most plastic garbage barely any is recycled, the United Nations said Tuesday as it warned the world was choking on trash.

"Today, we announced the appointment of Patricia Fuller as Canada's new Ambassador for Climate Change to help advance Canada's clean growth and climate change priorities on the world stage".

The study, billed as the most comprehensive review of government action to curb single-use plastics, said up to five trillion plastic bags were used worldwide each year.

JSPL observed World Environment Day in its mega steel plant at Angul in which Environment Rally, Colossal Plantation and prize distribution ceremony were organised.