Host Nation India Focuses On 'Beat Plastic Pollution' Theme

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On this occasion Atul Misra, said "Plastic pollution threatens existence of life in this JSPL, we always discourage use plastic".

The event also saw Acting Director of Environment, Parks and Recreation Martinah binti Haji Tamit delivering a speech in which she touched on the theme "Beat Plastic Pollution".

Discarded plastic is one of the biggest environmental threats facing the planet, the United Nations said in a report on Tuesday to mark World Environment Day.

The UN World Environment Day was established by the UN General Assembly in 1972 on the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.

The report recognizes that single-use plastic waste generation and waste management practices differ across regions.

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Mr Modi said, Government has given forty million new cooking gas connections in the last two years which has freed rural women from the misery of poisonous smoke and has also eliminated their dependence on firewood. This year it is India.

A family member said, "We have been hearing about all the adverse affects of plastic, so we decided that we will make it a habit to not use it".

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Mr Andrew Barnes, Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, noted that the plastic pollution problem the world was facing was staggering and there was the urgent need to take measures to reduce plastics.

On pollution caused by plastics, as the Environment Day being hosted this year by India is themed "Beat Plastic Pollution", the Prime Minister expressed concern over declining number of fishes and ocean pollution.

The report said the five trillion plastic bags consumed each year equalled almost 10 million plastic bags per minute., an advertising technology company found by Divyankh Turakhia, a serial internet entrepreneur, observed a huge drop in dry waste accumulation by merely replacing plastic plates with steel plates.

"Plastic pollution is now entering our food chain".

He said that the ministry was delegating powers to states so they can efficiently work towards environment preservation and fight pollution.

This day was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (Unep) 45 years ago and it has adopted a different, or at least rotating, theme each year.

"Reuse and recycling of plastics really do not have the capacity to remove the pollutants from the system; they can only reduce the volume being introduced".