Published: Wed, June 06, 2018
Research | By Jody Lindsey

Alia Bhatt Challenges Varun Dhawan and Other Celebs to Beat Plastic Pollution

Alia Bhatt Challenges Varun Dhawan and Other Celebs to Beat Plastic Pollution

Prime Minister in the 44th edition of "Mann Ki Baat" had underlined that India being the officialhost of the World Environment Day Celebrations is a recognition of India's growing leadership in tackling climate change issues.

While plastic has many valuable uses, Nigeria has become over-reliant on single-use or disposable plastic - with severe environmental consequences. We are drowning in plastics.

At a recycling plant outside Tokyo, workers in face masks pick through an unending torrent of plastic rubbish, fueled by a national obsession with pristine packaging - and famously strict rules that ensure much of it is reclaimed and reused.

India produces about 25,000 tonnes of plastic waste every year. The report noted, by some estimates, as many as five trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year.

"There is even evidence that plastic waste threatens soil fertility".

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"If present trends continue, by 2050 our oceans will have more plastic than fish".

Plastics are separated from cans, paper and other recyclables, with collections for different categories on different days of the week. "We need fish, not plastics".

According to the United Nations, the theme is an invitation to all to consider the changes that can be made in everyday lives to reduce the "heavy burden of plastic pollution".

Across Africa, several African countries (including Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Mauritania, Tunisia, Kenya, Uganda Rwanda, Tanzania, Morocco, South Africa) have enacted laws related to the ban on the use, manufacture and importation of single-use plastic bags.

Critics charge that Japanese consumers and retailers use too much plastic, as a mania for elaborate packaging results in nearly everything being wrapped - even single pieces of fruit. They are also channelled towards creating empowerment opportunities for the teaming young population.

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