Kashmir celebrates World Environment Day

A sweeping look over Taimur Nagar underlines the challenges the country faces with its waste

Tuesday, June 5 was World Environment Day, and this year's theme, set by the United Nations, was "beat plastic pollution".

But there are signs of action to limit plastic pollution, which harms life in the oceans, contaminates soils and releases toxic chemicals when burnt.

"The Government of Canada will continue to drive progress on the environmental challenges we face as a global community, and protect the clean air and water we share".

The Minister also led a Walk in Abuja to sensitise Nigerians on the negative impact of indiscriminate disposal of waste plastics in the country.

He added that the corporation would henceforth employ the "principle of the 3Rs - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle - to achieve goal zero of no-harm to people and no harm to environment throughout its operations".

SBI has organized event to promote world environment day 2018.

"Beating single-use plastics can be possible only if factories make items, which can be used a few times".

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In a message, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres urged all people to reject single-use plastic items, and warned that growing levels of plastic waste were becoming unmanageable, saying "every year, more than eight million tons end up in the oceans".

Plastic pollution is one of the greatest threats to our planet's ecosystems today.

He said that the ministry was delegating powers to states so they can efficiently work towards environment preservation and fight pollution. They promise to make this the largest and most substantial World Environment Day ever.

The Day has been celebrated across the world to raise awareness on current and emerging environmental issues such as pollution, overpopulation, biodiversity conservation, global warming, among others. In accordance, this year's theme is "Beating Plastic Pollution", for which we are exploring green alternatives to reduce the usage of plastics across all our offices, dealers and service networks.

"Only 9 percent of the 9 billion tonnes of plastic the world has ever produced has been recycled", the report said. In fact, micro-plastics have now even entered basic food like salt, bottled water and tap water...

He said "several countries such as Eritrea, China, Rwanda, Mauritania, Morocco and Kenya have outlawed the use of plastic bags; while England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, South Africa, among others have placed a fee on the use of plastic bags".

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