Narendra Modi urges people to beat plastic pollution

Narendra Modi urges people to beat plastic pollution

Gathered here, a look at some of this plastic waste from the past year, accumulating in waterways, forests, and beaches across the globe, and some of the efforts to clean and recycle the mountains of material.

"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". In the last decade, the world has produced more plastic than we have in the last century.

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. Plastic in oceans is likely to outweigh fishes by 2050. "If we don't eliminate and significantly reduce plastic packaging and single use plastics this problem won't be fixed", says Hunter.

Sonakshi Sinha: It's World Environment Day! "These disposable plastics are known as "single use" plastics". It is only then that we can unite to eradicate the plastic pollution that prevails in the society.

The vast majority are now anxious about plastic pollution in the oceans, where it can harm wildlife and get into the food chain.

Ban on use of plastic should start from every house, he said and emphasised the need to educate people about the protection of environment.

She said all of "us have to be radical and passionate towards keeping the environment clean and safeguarding it for the future generation".

The day, according to a statement from the Ministry of Environment, will feature the launch of an awareness campaign on sorting plastic waste and collecting plastic bottles by installing collection bins in various locations.

"About 100,000 marine animals are killed by plastics and 83 per cent of tap water are found to contain plastic particles. Let us all join together to beat plastic pollution and make this planet a better place to live".

"Within this period however, plastic has transformed everything from clothing, cooking, and catering to product design, engineering and retailing", due to its advantage of lasting for a long time, almost all the plastic ever produced, still exist in one form or the other today.

A study published in December 2014 by USA and United Kingdom researchers suggested there are more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic weighing almost 269,000 tonnes now swirling in the world's oceans.

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