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PM Modi: Unite in fight against plastic pollution

PM Modi: Unite in fight against plastic pollution

New Zealand-based businesses that signed the NZ Plastic Packaging Declaration are Foodstuffs, Countdown, New Zealand Post and Frucor Suntory. Our newly set up expert panel is now considering what further steps can be taken on items like plastic straws and disposable cups.

The participants pledged to beat the menace of plastic pollution, a release from the organisers said.

In the same context, Mohamed Shehab, CEO of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA), said that the national EU-funded initiative to reduce the consumption of plastic bags has been launched on June 5, 2017, during which around 4.5 million tons of biodegradable plastic bags were distributed in 18 months.

"We need action now".

In another post, her team posted a video in support of the same and shared a very heartfelt message, "In 30 years, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish".

We all are on the cutting edge of a global plastic calamity.

He said that a series of efforts were being undertaken in India to reduce the single-use-plastic pollution.

Prime Minister made a fervent appeal for the world to work unitedly in eliminating plastic pollution.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday acknowledged that water crisis is a major challenge across India and assured that the Namami Gange initiative to clean the river will soon show results.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Jitendra Singh said that celebration of World Environment Day was an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to the cause of protection of environment. They are among the first to suffer when ecosystems are threatened, whether by pollution, climate change or over-exploitation or deforestation as well as desertification.

India produces about 25,000 tonnes of plastic waste every day, of which only 60 per cent is processed, the Environment Ministry says.

Chairman and managing director of NALCO, Tapan Kumar Chand flagged off the Mini-Marathon which focuses on the theme Beat Plastic Pollution.

The report noted, by some estimates, as many as five trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year.

The issue will then be explored at a more local level with the award-winning documentary Baykeepers which follows Neil Blake on his journey to investigate the far-reaching impact of plastic waste on Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay.

The World Environment Day was first introduced by the United Nations in 1974 and since then it has developed into a global platform for raising awareness and taking action on urgent issues from marine pollution and global warming to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.


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