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Published: Sat, June 09, 2018
Research | By Jennifer Evans

Sudarsan's 'Beat Plastic Pollution' turtle center of attraction on World Environment Day

Sudarsan's 'Beat Plastic Pollution' turtle center of attraction on World Environment Day

Speaking last week at the launch of the National Environment Week, Environment Minister Dr Vincent Biruta noted that, around the world, nearly 450 million tons of plastic is produced every year.

As the globe is observing World Environment Day on Tuesday, several Indian celebrities joined hands in campaigning against single-use plastic.

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

The day, according to a statement from the Ministry of Environment, will feature the launch of an awareness campaign on sorting plastic waste and collecting plastic bottles by installing collection bins in various locations.

It's estimated Coca-Cola produces 110-billion single use plastic bottles each year. And even after looking at the results of it - the rise in global warming, increase in a number of various endangered species, greenhouse gases, a surge in pollution in our dearest cities - the best of us choose to do nothing.

At present, the Philippine Alliance for Recycling and Materials Sustainability is doing a pilot study on recycling flexible packaging or multi-material film packaging, which is expected to be operational by the end of the year.

Sade Nubi, a Senior Environmental Engineer with the Department of Works and Physical Planning, said that the event involved a walk for the environment and a presentation on beating plastic pollution on campus.

In an edit-piece published in English daily Hindustan Times, India's Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said that today plastic was littering the shorelines and clogging some beaches totally. Another 13 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is calling for collective action to reduce the pressing environmental and health challenges posed by plastic waste. Plastic bags are also often burned, releasing toxic fumes into the atmosphere.

The World Environment Day is a day for people to make their contribution to saving the Earth.

Every World Environment Day has a different global host country, where the official celebrations take place.

ISLAMABAD: Members of civil society holding a banner during an awareness walk titled "Beat Plastic pollution" at Blue Area on Monday. The aim of the theme is to reduce the use of plastic. More specifically, Mr. Guterres stated: "Our world is swamped by harmful plastic waste".

Shot by Thirumalai Ganesh Sheerapathi, his thought-provoking image titled "Planet or Plastic" shows a young child lifting a wave as it laps the shoreline, revealing plastic bottles underneath.

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