Today, World Environment Day, 12 local and worldwide businesses signed a declaration to tackle plastic pollution by committing to using 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging in their New Zealand operations by 2025 or earlier, as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's New Plastics Economy initiative. The UN Secretary-General concluded by saying that global unity against plastic pollution is the solution towards a greener and more climate-friendly environment.
Indeed, it is estimated that a total of 500 billion plastic bags are used every year around the world and that 13 million tons of plastic leak into the ocean, including the plastic bags that we use and throw every day.
The big day is meant to raise awareness about protecting the environment against hazardous things and human activities.
Scotland has committed to phase out the use of non-recyclable plastics and is now designing a deposit return scheme for drinks packaging that could see recycling rates of more than 90 per cent. Together lets beat plastic pollution.
She urged everybody to think globally and act locally to ensure we beat plastic pollution through adherence to reuse plastic and creating alternative to single use plastic.
He pointed out that the government has given forty million new cooking gas connections in the last two years, while over three hundred million LED bulbs were installed across India which have saved electricity and prevented additional amounts of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere.
"We recognise the need to tackle the issue of water availability, which is becoming a major challenge in India". Marking the day, the Indian government announced its pledge to eliminate by 2022 all single use of plastics in India.
The association said levies and taxes should be imposed on producers and consumers of single-use plastics such as plastic shopping bags.
Everyone addressed plastic pollution yesterday celebrating the UN World Environment Day which this year is hosted in New Delhi, India.
"Our world is swamped by harmful plastic waste", he stated.
He said these nano plastics enter the body through food and water intake and can not digest but piles up in the stomach.
"Some 25,000 tonnes of plastic pollution is generated in the country every year of which only 60 per cent is processed while rest 40 per cent is pure litter..." The projections being worked out now indicates that there will be a gradual increase in the global plastic production in the upcoming ten to fifteen years.