Oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050 - United Nations chief

Oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050 - United Nations chief

Oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050 - United Nations chief

On a related note, World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 every year, and is the United Nation's principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

"Today, we announced the appointment of Patricia Fuller as Canada's new Ambassador for Climate Change to help advance Canada's clean growth and climate change priorities on the world stage. Let us all join together to beat plastic pollution and make this planet a better place to live", Modi said.

The AfDB considers over-reliance on plastics as a major environmental challenge, especially considering the pollution that comes with badly managed plastic waste.

In-line with the global theme of "Beating Plastic Pollution", Hyundai's initiatives will focus on reducing the usage of plastics at its manufacturing plant in Sriperumbudur near Chennai and across all its 493 Hyundai Dealerships and 1309 Service Workshops.

SBI has organized event to promote world environment day 2018.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged everybody to stop using single-use plastics which have reached astronomical numbers.

Some 150 million tonnes of plastic litter the seas across the world and 8 million more are added every year, largely as a result of the world's addiction to disposable and single-use goods. Plastic in oceans is likely to outweigh fishes by 2050.

More than eight out of 10 people say they find it hard to avoid plastic packaging during their regular supermarket shop, a poll has found.

The report noted that by some estimates, as many as 5 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year.

Pope FrancisPope Francis an ardent champion of the environment published an encyclical "Laudato Si" in 2015 in which he takes an integral and holistic approach to the created world, with its ethical, moral, social and political implications on man.

"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".

Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, disclosed this on Tuesday at this year's World Environment Day celebration held at the NNPC Towers, Abuja.

According to a statement by spokesman of the corporation, the GMD said NNPC was inclined towards continual improvement of its waste management practice in line with the policy which he recently signed.

"Only 9 percent of the 9 billion tonnes of plastic the world has ever produced has been recycled", the report said.

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