PM Modi on World Environment Day

PM Modi on World Environment Day

"As part of these efforts India is happy to inform that it intends to partner with the UN Secretariat to use renewable solar energy at the UN premises", Akbaruddin said at the commemoration of World Environment Day on Tuesday. Plastic pollution is affecting even remote areas of the planet, including the Artic.

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.

India is playing the global host for the official celebration of the World Environment Day.

Among the programs organized on World Environment Day in the capital, Sadguru, UN Environment director and Brand Ambassador Dia Mirza launched a campaign in Central Park to stop the use of plastics.

They urged individuals to reject plastic cutlery, pick-up any plastic they see while on a walk and create awareness on the dangers of plastics pollution among friends and family.

The Prime Minister asserted that plastic now threatens to become a menace to humanity and a lot of it never makes it to the recycling bin while what was worse was that a lot of it was non bio-degradable.

Modi also took to Twitter to greet the people.

The theme of this year's World Environment Day is "Beat Plastic Pollution".

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"We recognise the need to tackle the issue of water availability, which is becoming a major challenge in India".

More than 64,000 tonnes of plastic packaging is disposed of in household general waste bins and sent to landfill in Scotland each year, costing around £11 million.

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

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.

A 2017 report by the Ocean Conservancy said China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam are dumping more plastic than the rest of the world combined.

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