Published: Sun, June 10, 2018
Science | By Cecil Little

Delhi slum drowning in plastic as Environment Day focuses on India

Delhi slum drowning in plastic as Environment Day focuses on India

Thus one can say that the plastic pollution calls for the dire attention of the global population and that too with a good cause. About 4,500 eco-friendly biodegradable plastic bags, which decompose through living organisms, have been circulated since the launch of the initiative. Several environmental related programs were organized to mark the occasion. Make this planet greener, plant trees and ban plastic. When you look further towards the year 2030, the plastic production is thought to rise by about six hundred and nineteen million tonnes.

He said that pollution check can not bring out results from state government and Centre, but it also requires effort of the people to come forward and spreading awareness about it.

Through the case studies researchers found that targeted levies and bans, where properly planned and enforced, have been among the most effective strategies to limit overuse of disposable plastic products. "The large numbers of people that have turned out really shows this an issue we all care about", he tweeted.

Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, disclosed this on Tuesday at this year's World Environment Day celebration held at the NNPC Towers, Abuja.

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Protection of water was also important, he advised the people to take measures to enhance groundwater by constructing pits in their houses.

Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. "Let us all join together to beat plastic pollution and make this planet a better place to live".

This World Environment Day UN Environment is asking you, companies and civil society groups, to take a concrete action to Beat Plastic Pollution.

As a committed nation to find solutions to this problem and also as a host of this year's environment day, India will appeal against single-use plastic, added the environment minister.

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The Minister said rapid urbanisation and economic development in numerous developing countries, had led to increase plastic use and plastic pollution, saying there were more plastics in the ocean now.

State Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said a comprehensive scheme would be prepared to replace the plastic goods in the state, especially the polythene bags.

At the same time, five trillion of plastic bags are produced globally and they eventually end up at landfills, polluting the ground water, surface water and the entire environment.

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