PM Modi on World Environment Day

Mindy Sparks
June 8, 2018

"Environmental degradation hurts the poor and vulnerable the most".

Kangana Ranaut put a plastic bag on her head to highlight the damage that's being done to the environment and asked people to refrain from it.

New Delhi has tried repeatedly over the past decade to ban the use of thin plastic bags, most recently announcing a heavy fine for rule-breakers.

In-line with the global theme of "Beating Plastic Pollution", Hyundai's initiatives will focus on reducing the usage of plastics at its manufacturing plant in Sriperumbudur near Chennai and across all its 493 Hyundai Dealerships and 1309 Service Workshops.

In a report for International Environment Day, the United Nations warned at current levels the earth could be awash with 12 billion tonnes of plastic trash by the middle of the century.

The "Beat Plastic Pollution Walk" offered a great opportunity to demonstrate Rwanda's commitment to improving health and environment by ending the use of single-use plastics and addressing plastic waste, said REMA director general Coletha Ruhamya at the event.

India is the global host of 2018 World Environment Day.


Many organizations have come up for beach-clean up drives at Puri, Chandrabhaga and Gopalpur beaches of Bay of Bengal.

"Sustainable Coastlines is already playing a critical role in mobilising New Zealanders to look after our beaches and rivers". Seeing the quantity of plastic littered across the stretch of the beach, he and a friend began working on cleaning it up.

The most-needed step is to educate people in a larger vision of life and re- inculcate a reverence and respect for nature. "How can we reach 500,000 volunteers? How can we reach 5 million?"

"The cooperation of states is necessary for starting a campaign against plastic pollution", Sharma said.

However, the report also cites a fundamental need for broader cooperation from business and private sector stakeholders, offering a roadmap for upstream solutions, including extended producer responsibility and incentives for adoption of a more circular economy approach to plastic production and consumption. "India is preparing to join the "Clean Seas Campaign" and make its contribution towards saving our oceans", said Modi. India has suffered from deadly heat waves and widespread droughts, accentuated by rising temperatures.

Till the 1970s, the use of plastic in Pakistan was limited, but this trend started changing in the 1980s, according to International Union for Conservation of Nature Country Representative Mahmood Akhtar Cheema. The glaciers are receding.

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