By 2022, India vows to stop single-use plastics

By 2022, India vows to stop single-use plastics

By 2022, India vows to stop single-use plastics

As we commemorate the 44th World Environment Day (WED) today, let us remember the words of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in his book, Consciencism, he said, "Thought without practice is empty".

Globally, about 12.7 million tonnes of plastic ends up in oceans every year.

"These mainly find their ways into the water bodies disintegrating to micro-plastic which are consumed by aquatic animals and ultimately kills them or are transferred into the food chain".

The campaign, spearheaded by the Embassy of Canada in Việt Nam, seeks to raise awareness on the negative impacts of plastic pollution while advocating changes at the behavioural, institutional and policy levels to reduce the amount of plastic waste generated in Việt Nam.

And nearly three-quarters (72%) think supermarkets are not doing enough about packaging to tackle the problem of plastic pollution, the survey by Populus for Greenpeace showed.

He said "several countries such as Eritrea, China, Rwanda, Mauritania, Morocco and Kenya have outlawed the use of plastic bags; while England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, South Africa, among others have placed a fee on the use of plastic bags. It's about being less wasteful, being smarter in how we design and use products, and protecting our own nations and also our common oceans", Solheim said.

He said the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari attaches much importance to the development of nation's environment.

World Environment Day is being observed across the world on June 05.

He said: "We are flagging off the occasion with a walk and we want to involve everyone because we all have roles to play in taking care of the environment". In this regard, the Department manages a number of programmes aimed at waste minimization through the 4Rs; recovery, reduce, reuse, and recycling. "It is the duty of each one of us to ensure that material prosperity does not compromise our environment". Plant trees. Ban plastic.

Furthermore, the Department is now conducting a third periodic review of the National Waste Management Strategy (NWMS). "All such decisions can be taken only at the high level".

"Our Constitution undertakes all South Africans the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or wellbeing".

The poll for Greenpeace comes on World Environment Day, the theme of which this year is "Beat Plastic Pollution".

South Africa has adopted the entire month of June to heighten awareness of environmental issues through various pertinent activities. Annual celebrations of World Environment Day began in 1974. Five industry leaders also took environment protection pledges at the plenary session.

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