Published: Thu, June 07, 2018
Science | By Dan Gutierrez

Ikpeazu advocates for social orientation,legislation in combating plastic pollution

Ikpeazu advocates for social orientation,legislation in combating plastic pollution

Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's achievements in the field of environment, he said that the worldwide community believes that India will achieve its pre-2020 or COP21 targets before time. Gujarat has no significant short- or long-term plan yet to "beat plastic pollution".

Prior to the announcement, millions of Indian policymakers, celebrities, business leaders, innovators, environmentalists and activists gathered for weeks of activities aimed at taking action against plastic pollution.

Since the first World Environment Day on June 5, 1974, the world has changed and challenges associated with Environmental protection have increased. This pollution has a severe effect on marine life; it is unfortunate that due to our irresponsible attitude, we are polluting the very food source which we and our future generations depend on, he said.

Greenpeace warns that commitments on making plastic packaging recyclable and compostable will do little to turn the tide on plastic pollution, and that companies and government need to focus on reductions and eliminations of single-use plastics production if they are serious about tackling this issue.

According to the Ocean Conservancy, 8 million metric tons of plastic enters the Earth's oceans every year, which adds to the estimated 150 million metric tons already in the marine environment.

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 global environmental policy.

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Chairing the plenary session of an event to celebrate the World Environment Day 2018, being hosted by India, he said India's traditions have for long underlined the importance of living in harmony with nature.

The ministry will meet with officials from the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and discuss ways of reducing the use of plastic bags at fresh markets, he said.

A ban on disposable plastics in India's capital New Delhi has had only limited impact "because of poor enforcement", the report said.

The Vice President pushed for the plastic ban, saying: "Let us take a pledge to "Beat Plastic Pollution", the theme of the World Environment Day today".

"Our world is swamped by harmful plastic waste", he stated.

In conjunction with the Day, UN Environment (UNEP), on Monday, launched the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), also known as the Renewables 2018 Global Status Report. 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.

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