According to the Clean Seas campaign at least 8 million tonnes of plastic leaks into the ocean each year. Another calculation suggests that there are 51 trillion micro-plastic particles floating around. If the present trend continues, plastic in the sea will weigh more than all marine animals combined, with most of the pollution originating in emerging nations in Asia, Africa and Latin America, which do not have appropriate systems to collect and treat it. It's everywhere. In our oceans, on land, in the air, in space; it seems inescapable. The Study recommends among other issues, that plastics must be collected and removed at source. Resistant to the natural processes of biological degradation, it is believed that almost all the plastic ever created still exists in some form today.
The Rules were replaced with a stronger Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016. In our cities, plastic bags also choke drains, which results in flooding.
"These companies have drawn a line in the sand, pledging to do their bit to stem the tide of plastic waste and plastic pollution", Sage said. The Art of Living has taken up various projects to address the issue.
Mr Modi said, India is the fastest growing economy in the world today and the Government is committed to raise the standards of living of the people.
Mr John Pwamang, Acting Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said the theme for the celebration was critical since it emphasised on the need to beat plastic out of the environment because the micro plastics were being emitted into the environment and causing health implications for the people.
They urged individuals to reject plastic cutlery, pick-up any plastic they see while on a walk and create awareness on the dangers of plastics pollution among friends and family. Our ongoing drives to conserve and revive water bodies are addressing the pressing problem of clogging by plastic wastes.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister released postage stamp on the theme beat the plastic pollution and publications.
Try and select items that come in non-plastic recycled and recyclable packaging, to do your best to properly handle items that can't be reused.
"There's an enormous opportunity to turn single-use plastic bottles into a valuable resource if placed in the correct recycling bins". The UN Secretary-General concluded by saying that global unity against plastic pollution is the solution towards a greener and more climate-friendly environment. Both governments and citizens have to work in tandem to resolve this problem.
"Getting more people on board is the next step", Shah told CNN. The PM said plastic contaminants have entered into the food and water tables but also pointed out that per capita plastic consumption in India is much less than it is in most other countries of the world.
Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's achievements in the field of environment, he said that the worldwide community believes that India will achieve its pre-2020 or COP21 targets before time. Nature needs your support.