Oxfam launches campaign to beat plastic pollution in Pakistan

Michele Stevens
June 10, 2018

Nzegbulam emphasised the need for every Nigerian to make meaningful contributions towards reducing plastic pollution in the nation.

It said the celebration would afford stakeholders the opportunity to consider how they could make changes in their everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on the natural and human environment.

"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". Indeed the issue of plastic pollution along the country's coastal areas is a major concern and also worsening due to an inadequate solid waste disposal system in our cities and towns.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also urged people to pledge to "beat plastic pollution".

In an edit-piece published in English daily Hindustan Times, India's Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said that today plastic was littering the shorelines and clogging some beaches totally.

"Targeted levies and bans - where properly planned and enforced - have been among the most effective strategies to limit overuse of disposable plastic products", the report said. As part of 2018 World Environment Day, the Senior Management and staff of the Bank signed a "Pledge Board" to reduce plastic waste and ensure a better and healthier workplace environment. I've replaced using plastic bottles with a metal one.

If you'd like to get involved, visit the World Environment Day website for more information.

Participating at an event to mark the World Environment Day here, he said that India is preparing to join the global "clean sea campaign" to contribute towards clean oceans.

"Currently, the world generates an average of one million single use plastic per minute".

The study, billed as the most comprehensive review of government action to curb single-use plastics, said up to 5 trillion plastic bags were used worldwide each year.

The Minister said rapid urbanisation and economic development in numerous developing countries, had led to increase plastic use and plastic pollution, saying there were more plastics in the ocean now.

"Within this period however, plastic has transformed everything from clothing, cooking, and catering to product design, engineering and retailing", due to its advantage of lasting for a long time, almost all the plastic ever produced, still exist in one form or the other today.

"Plastic threatens to become a menace to humanity".

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