Plastic water pouches banned in Gujarat's Rajkot from 5 June

  • Plastic water pouches banned in Gujarat's Rajkot from 5 June

Plastic water pouches banned in Gujarat's Rajkot from 5 June

WATCH: How do we solve the plastic catastrophe? "I would like to announce that MoD is committed in implementing the initiative to make it the first plastic bottle free ministry", said Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Suhaimi.

At another event to mark World Environment day Union Minister Jitendra Singh appealed to educational institutions and students to make society aware about the ill effects of using plastic.

As per the figures in 2016, as much as 15,000 tons of plastic waste is generated every day, out of which 9,000 tons is collected and processed, but 6,000 tons of plastic waste is not being collected for recycling or processing.

Sonu Sood: It's so important for every individual to work together for the betterment of our future generations. We must change the attitude, Not the climate!

He said the Federal government is now working on a National Policy on Plastic Waste Management, to regulate the use and disposal of plastics in the country. The target of this year's United Nations campaign is to make sure that people around the world are free of the over-consumption and reliance of single-use plastics.

The poll for Greenpeace comes on World Environment Day, the theme of which this year is "Beat Plastic Pollution".

Bhubaneswar: Each World Environment Day is organised around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern.

On World Environment Day, Prime Minister Modi expressed his government's commitment to the sustainable development goals.

Cleaning up our environment and reducing plastics use is possible, we just need to consciously and deliberately take action.

Addressing the gathering, Erik Solheim, Executive Director, UN Environment said plastic is a huge environmental and health issue while mentioning that individual in tackling plastic pollution and taking specific measures to deal with single use plastic. 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".

Globally, about 12.7 million tonnes of plastic ends up in oceans every year. This is a threat not only to marine life such as coral reefs but also birds and animals.

According to him, the use of plastic has become a serious challenge because of it is widespread. "In fact, micro plastics have now even entered basic food like salt, bottled water and tap water".

The issue of plastic pollution in the world's oceans has soared up the agenda following the BBC's Blue Planet II and campaigns by many organisations, with two-thirds of people (67%) more concerned than a year ago, the poll found.