AfDB calls for collective action on plastic waste

AfDB calls for collective action on plastic waste

AfDB calls for collective action on plastic waste

The world event, adopted in 1974 by the United Nation, is marked on June 5 every year, and enables the world to focus on the need to protect the environment from degradatio0n.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is calling for collective action to reduce the pressing environmental and health challenges posed by plastic waste.

"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. Hyundai will be observing June 2018 as Environment Preservation Month by integrating several sustainability initiatives towards water conservation and pollution check through Free Dry wash technique, PUC and Emission Check for Hyundai cars".

Ghana on Tuesday joined the global community to mark the World Environment Day with a call on the citizenry to all join hands in dealing with the plastic waste menace, by adopting the right attitudes towards waste management. "These disposable plastics are known as "single use" plastics".

"We make a solemn pledge that we will eliminate all single-use plastics from our country", said Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan while referring to PM Modi's idea of 'New India' by 2022.

Most of this plastic garbage clogging waterways and landfill is single-use items like straws, bags and cutlery. Indeed, it is estimated that a total of 500 billion plastic bags are used every year around the world and that 13 million tons of plastic leak into the ocean, including the plastic bags that we use and throw every day.

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However, he said, per capita plastic consumption in India is lower than that in many parts of the developed world.

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More updates on World Environment Day are yet to come up, till then stay tuned!

Narendra Modi, the Prime minister of India, the host of this year's World Environment Day, also had a tweet: "Together, let us ensure that our future generations live in a clean and green planet, in harmony with nature".

"Fifteen thousand tonnes of plastic waste is generated every day, 9,000 tonnes is collected and recycled, but 6,000 tonnes of plastic waste is not collected and remain littered", Javadekar said. Estimates predict that the manufacturers will generate around three hundred and sixty million tonnes of the plastic this year itself.

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