United Nations says world choking on plastic as environmental crisis grows

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

With plastic making up 10% of the total waste generated, half of it used is disposable or single-use.

WORLD Environment Day was observed on Tuesday with the theme Beat Plastic Pollution, implying that the rapid affliction caused by the not very easily degradable plastic bags has finally and gradually grasped the attention of authorities worldwide and indeed concerted and collective efforts are required to get rid of this environmental hazard at the earliest.

According to Cheema, most of these plastics eventually make their way into rivers, water channels and finally, into the oceans.

The Prime Minister said, Government aims to provide electricity connection to every household, which will further reduce dependence on environmentally degrading forms of fuel. By simply refilling a reusable bottle, you'll prevent some of these plastic bottles from ending up in landfills and oceans - but don't stop there.

"It takes one small step to #BeatPlasticPollution!"

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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. Plastic pollution is affecting even remote areas of the planet, including the Artic.

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Around the world, 1 million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute, according to the United Nations. At another event to mark World Environment day Union Minister Jitendra Singh appealed to educational institutions and students to make society aware about the ill effects of using plastic.

Dr Molewa has reiterated sentiment expressed during the Department's Budget Vote speech last month, that South Africa was committed to minimizing plastic pollution and that the DEA is looking at introducing a raft of measures to curb plastic pollution.

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Dia Mirza, actress and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India, said plastics have become an "essential part of our lives".

This is the message from Minister of Environmental Affairs Dr Edna Molewa as the global community marks World Environment Day (WED).

He commended India's commitment in overcoming the challenge of plastic pollution.

"People all across the United Kingdom are on the same page: ocean plastic pollution needs tackling and it is urgent that supermarkets take meaningful action to reduce their plastic footprint now".

Worryingly, studies have also shown that all drinking water in the world now has plastic particles in it.

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Jibril explained that instead of getting new plastic bags or bottles each time you go to the market or shopping, "take the old ones from home; educate your family and friends on the negative impact of plastics in our environment; as everyone has a role to play in addressing the menace of plastic pollution in our various communities".

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