More companies pledge to tackle plastic waste

More companies pledge to tackle plastic waste

More companies pledge to tackle plastic waste

The United Nations, aware that the protection and improvement of the human environment is a major issue, which affects the well-being of peoples and economic development throughout the world, designated 5 June as World Environment Day.

Islamabad-Oxfam in Pakistan and its partner Indus Consortium launched a campaign to tackle plastic pollution in Pakistan.

"Today, we announced the appointment of Patricia Fuller as Canada's new Ambassador for Climate Change to help advance Canada's clean growth and climate change priorities on the world stage". Prime Minister made a fervent appeal for the world to work unitedly in eliminating plastic pollution.

He added: "We should avoid unnecessary use of some plastic items, like straws, while we can replace them with other items which can be used a few times".

Encouraging public activism, Country Director, Oxfam in Pakistan Mohammed Qazilbash said the campaign is an effort to shed light on the threats emerging from plastic pollution, "Using an excessive amount of single-use plastics in our daily lives is devastating the environment".

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged everybody to stop using single-use plastics which have reached astronomical numbers.

The bank said that the use of plastic had severe environmental and health consequences.

"The only way forward is massive enlightenment on the need for a total refusal of the plastic option; let us legislate against it and its use for packaging or storage".

He expressed need for celebrating each day of the year as a World Environment Day.

More updates on World Environment Day are yet to come up, till then stay tuned! If present trends continue, by 2050 our oceans will have more plastic than fish. But elsewhere things haven't gone so well. 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.

More than eight out of 10 people say they find it hard to avoid plastic packaging during their regular supermarket shop, a poll has found.

State Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said a comprehensive scheme would be prepared to replace the plastic goods in the state, especially the polythene bags.

"An average 13 million tonnes of plastic waste enter the water system around the world annually, resulting in pollution from drainages, rivers and seas and causing floods".

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