World Environment Day 2018: Beat Plastic Pollution
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Waste Management Expo 2020 MAR 12&13 BIEC, Bengaluru, India

World Environment Day 2018: Beat Plastic Pollution

7:10 AM, 5th June 2018
World Environment Day 2018: Beat Plastic Pollution

BENGALURU, INDIA: ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ is the mantra, as we come to celebrate the World Environment Day (WED) – 5 June. The theme implores people to come together to combat one of the great environmental challenges of our time. It 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.

Every year World Environment Day has a different global host country, where the official celebrations take place, this year it is India. WED, yet again becomes the most widely celebrated global, annual event, aimed towards positive environmental action, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Celebrating WED, Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), the operator of the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum (NNPC) and CNL said that it has remained an active agent of sustainable development and strong advocate of partnerships in support of the environment for over 50 years.

Infosys took a pledge to make its campuses non-recyclable plastics-free by 2020. The company also pledged to reduce the per capita generation of plastic waste by 50% in the same year. This move is a part of its continued effort to conserve the environment and encourage sustainable development.

New Zealand-based firms have signed a declaration to tackle plastic waste in New Zealand by 2025, the companies include multinationals Amcor, L'Oreal, Mars, PepsiCo, The Coca-Cola Company, Unilever, Nestle and Procter & Gamble.

Moreover, on the occasion Dr Harsh Vardhan, Indian Union Environment Minister has urged people to reduce the use of plastic and its by-products in our daily life to create a better environment.

Here are some ideas what we can do to protect the nature:

  • Reduce the use of single-use plastics, such as bags, straws, cutlery and cups.
  • Use reusable products
  • Avoid Microbeads
  • Recycle
  • Participate in river/beach clean ups
  • Spread the word-Stay informed on environment issues and challenge others to be a part of the solution

Along with the government, NGOs and organisations, the World Environment Day is also a call to citizens to do their bit to protect nature.

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