MoD launches initiative to curb use of plastic bottles

Like Living In Hell: Delhi Slum Drowning In Plastic Waste

- In case you collect plastic bags, sachets, and bottles when shopping, segregate them for reuse and recycling.

Scotland has committed to phase out the use of non-recyclable plastics and is now designing a deposit return scheme for drinks packaging that could see recycling rates of more than 90%, Zero Waste Scotland said. If the present trend continues, plastic in the sea will weigh more than all marine animals combined, with most of the pollution originating in emerging nations in Asia, Africa and Latin America, which do not have appropriate systems to collect and treat it. Plastic isn't the problem.

We must also expedite the mission of finding more natural alternatives to plastics that are environmental-friendly, sustainable, cost-effective and convenient.

Greenpeace applauds companies that are beginning to eliminate single-use plastics from their shelves, like Countdown's announcement today that they are eliminating plastic straws, and several national retailers implementing plastic bag bans this year. While no single measure against pollution will be equally effective everywhere, the report outlines a set of universal steps for policymakers to tackle the issue in their communities.

This year the theme for the World Environment Day 2018 is "Beat Plastic Pollution".

In Rwanda, the day will mark the end of the 2018 National Environment Week, a campaign that this year focused on raising awareness on dangers associated with plastic pollution with view to reduce the excessive use of single-use plastics.

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"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".

Around the world, 1 million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute, and every year, up to 5 trillion disposable plastic bags are used. This theme requires all of us to consider and change our lifestyle towards reducing plastic pollution in our country, especially from "single use plastics".

The Prime Minister called on people to join together to Beat Plastic Pollution and make the planet a better place to live.

India generates about 25,940 tons of plastic and more than 97,000 tons of solid waste per day, according to the country's Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

In India, plastic has been found inside dead cows while a whale in Thailand died after consuming waste bags.

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.

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