Danone joins fight against plastic waste in New Zealand

Danone joins fight against plastic waste in New Zealand

According to official statistics, around 180,000 tones of plastic materials spread in Sudan, constituting one of the biggest environmental pollution in the country.

Pandya went on to say: "It is unfortunate that the state's environment minister himself is trying to protect plastic manufacturing units, which produce banned category of plastic".

"The scourge of plastic has reached every corner of the Earth", Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, wrote in the report, compiled with the Indian government and launched along with a slogan: "If you can't reuse it, refuse it".

The plastic pollution can be beaten only when awareness is generated at a mass level, he said.

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While acknowledging that combating plastic waste is different for every country, the United Nations report suggested 10 universal steps that policymakers can follow, including use of more eco-friendly alternatives to plastics and the promotion of reusable products.

Today, plastic poses one of the greatest threats to our natural environment all the more so because it is both cheap and easily available.

In addition, he recommended to the government to strictly enforce the various environmental regulations by punitively punishing people who litter and also name and shame offenders.

MicroplasticsIn a message for this year's World Environment Day, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed serious concern saying "our world is swamped by harmful plastic waste". It is only then that we can unite to eradicate the plastic pollution that prevails in the society. This theme requires all of us to consider and change our lifestyle towards reducing plastic pollution in our country, especially from "single use plastics".

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He also pointed out that plastic pollution was now entering into the food chain and micro plastics had even entered basic things such as salt, bottled water and tap water. The report noted, by some estimates, as many as five trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year. As a result, he said the committee of governors will be making very serious considerations and alternatives to plastic.

"In cities around the world, plastic waste clogs drains, causing foods and breeding disease".

Mr Modi said, Government's Make in India campaign has focus on zero defect and zero effect manufacturing which means manufacturing without defect and which does not harm the environment.

Speaking on the dangers of plastics particularly single-use plastics, Emefiele said scientists have calculated the total amount of plastic ever made to be 8.3 million tons.

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