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08 June, 2018, 06:22 | Author: Kelly Sanders
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Minister of State for Environment Mahesh Sharma said that while Rs 350 crore was spent last year, this year Rs 650 crore was send to states under the environment protection programme.

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. She stressed that people should be sensitised to refuse the use of plastic and promote recycling and reusing. Alongside, Hyundai Dealer Workshops will conduct environment friendly activities to engage and create awareness among the customers & employees for the reduction in use of plastics, usage of LED's that consume up to 80% less energy and Proper disposal of waste material.

Naysan Sahba, director of the UN Environment Program's Division of Communications and Public Information, said India is "very active" in tackling issues related to environmental pollution. Plastic isn't the problem. Mr Modi mentioned that the per-capita plastic consumption in India is much lower than any part of the developed world.

The report recognizes that single-use plastic waste generation and waste management practices differ across regions.

This year's World Environment Day provided an opportunity for each of us to embrace the many ways that we can help to combat plastic pollution in Nigeria.

Ministry of Environment participated on Tuesday in the 2018 World Environment Day under the theme "Beat Plastic Pollution", which focuses on how plastic, one of the most unsafe pollutants, affects our ecosystems and environment. It hardly happens that we do not encounter plastic in some or the other form.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that there would be more plastic than fish by 2050 if the present trends continue.

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.

The report notes that by some estimates, as many as 5 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year.

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.

The Gujarat Pollution Control Board, despite criticism from the high court, is not equipped to deal with plastic pollution.

"Plastic pollution is particularly insidious because once plastics enter into the environment, they do not biodegrade, but simply break down into smaller pieces over time", says Minister Molewa.



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