Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
Science | By Joan Schultz

Sudarsan's 'Beat Plastic Pollution' turtle center of attraction on World Environment Day

Sudarsan's 'Beat Plastic Pollution' turtle center of attraction on World Environment Day

We have launched the Namami Gange initiative. "As the Ministry of Development is responsible for matters relating to environment, we must lead through example".

Government bans on plastic can be effective in cutting back on waste, but poor follow-through has left many such bans ineffective, the United Nations said in a report Tuesday.

The United Nations warns that 360 million tonnes of plastic is produced each year, and levels are set to nearly double to 619 million tonnes by 2030, with cigarette butts, drinks bottles and caps and food wrappers the most common single-use plastics. Shouldn't you be responsible for the waste you generate?

The Departments of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and Trade and Industry (DTI) as well as the DTI agencies, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) and the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) as well as National Treasury will shortly be reviewing the implementation and impact of our country's plastic bag policies.

He said sea salts, in many part of the world, including Ghana, contained plastic dust, and that had some health implications on humans and its management was critical, especially in the developing countries where recycling machines arrived 50 years later after plastics were introduced in the countries. "If we do not tackle these issues, it will affect the quality of life and wellbeing of the people". Increasing green cover is one of the most practical ways of countering the dangers of rising dioxin resulting from burning plastic wastes.

Bhubaneswar: Marking the World Environment Day noted sand artist Manas Sahoo has created a sand sculpture in Puri depicting the importance of protecting the environment.

Annual celebrations of World Environment Day began in 1974.

Millions of people from over 100 countries including Brunei Darussalam have taken part over the years, helping drive change in consumption habits as well as in national and worldwide environmental policy.

The theme of this year's World Environment Day is "Beat Plastic Pollution".

The Prime Minister called on people to join together to Beat Plastic Pollution and make the planet a better place to live. The report analyzes the complex relationships in our plastics economy and offers an approach to rethink how the world produces, uses and manages single-use plastics. In the last decade, the world has produced more plastic than we have in the last century.

"It takes one small step to #BeatPlasticPollution!" We are staring at a global catastrophe.

Some 10 tonnes of recyclable plastics are brought in every day to be processed at the Ichikawa Kankyo Engineering centre, where workers hover over conveyor belts removing any stray items or contaminants.

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