Rwandans march against plastic pollution

Taimur Nagar's residents know little of the hazards of non-biodegradable plastic to the water supply and the animals sat around

Discarded plastic is one of the biggest environmental threats facing the planet, the United Nations said in a report on Tuesday to mark World Environment Day.

The commitment to make plastic packaging recyclable and compostable would do little to turn the tide on plastic pollution, she 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", he said. Prime Minister made a fervent appeal for the world to work unitedly in eliminating plastic pollution.

Twelve local and worldwide companies signed a declaration in Auckland on Tuesday, World Environmental Day, to move to reusable, recyclable or compostable plastics by 2025. "These disposable plastics are known as "single use" plastics". If present trends continue, by 2050 our oceans will have more plastic than fish.

"The only way forward is massive enlightenment on the need for a total refusal of the plastic option; let us legislate against it and its use for packaging or storage".

- June 5 is World Environment Day, a day that represents the single largest celebration of our environment.

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"When it comes to plastic pollution, Brits are mad as hell and they're not going to take it anymore".

"It is to instil awareness on the importance of preserving the environment and support actions to do so that the Ministry of Development through the Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation has launched the green initiative on the World Environment Day", he added. He praised India for its growing focus on environmental protection but also noted that while traveling in the country he'd seen "some of the most attractive scenic places, but destroyed by plastic pollution".

Every year, the World Environment Day follows a theme to highlight any one of the major environmental concerns and is hosted by a different country every year. In fact, micro-plastics have now even entered basic food like salt, bottled water and tap water...

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 per cent.

"Within this period however, plastic has transformed everything from clothing, cooking, and catering to product design, engineering and retailing", due to its advantage of lasting for a long time, almost all the plastic ever produced, still exist in one form or the other today.

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