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PM Modi to address World Environment Day event tomorrow

08 June 2018

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.

Jackie Shroff: Everyday is a World Environment Day.

He said in Ghana, the lack of clean drinking water, caused by pollution of most of the rivers and water sources, also exacerbated the problem of the use of plastic or sachet water, since most people in the country depended on sachet water for drinking.

"We solicit for your collaboration and support in educating and informing our people on the giant strides this administration is doing in the Environment sector". In total, 50 per cent of the plastic is of single use.

Just nine percent of the nine billion tonnes of plastic the world has ever produced has been recycled.

Up to five trillion plastic bags are used each year, and 13 million tonnes of plastic leaks into the oceans annually.

The Association for Environmental Impact Assessment of Nigeria (AEIAN), an umbrella body of Impact Assessment Practitioners in Nigeria, has called on the Federal Government to develop, implement and enforce strong laws and policies that will curb the production and use of unnecessary single use plastics.

"Plastic pollution is a huge issue everywhere", U.N. Environment chief Erik Solheim told The Associated Press in an interview.

Ghana on Tuesday joined the worldwide 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.

Actor Arjun Kapoor said:"It takes one small step to #BeatPlasticPollution! If present trends continue, by 2050 our oceans will have more plastic than fish", he said. Let's all help to clean up our environment. "It's what we do with it". Plant trees. Ban plastic. However, it is clearly stated that firms have to show a greener responsibility and adopt a more circular economy approach.

Gujarat's minister of state for environment reportedly opposes the ban on plastic as most industries that depend on it operate from his assembly constituency of Halol. The choices may not be easy.

"And we want governments to fill the policy gaps, and ensure there are clear incentives for doing the right thing", the United Nations environment chief said.

The theme invites us all to consider how we can make changes in our everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on our natural places, our wildlife - and our own health.

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

Plastic clogging sewers - a major problem in Delhi and slums across the developing world - can spread disease or wind up in the stomachs of animals, the United Nations said.

PM Modi to address World Environment Day event tomorrow