Elisa Tonda, who leads UN Environment’s Sustainable Lifestyle programme, said more than 60 countries had bans or charges on single-use plastics such as bags or polystyrene containers.
Each year World Environment Day is organised with a theme that benefits the people and environment all over the world.
By signing the Code of Conduct, the global partners have committed to assessing their current office practices related to single-use plastic and instituting operational changes to minimise their plastic waste footprint.
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.
“Small litters like candy wrappers end up in our oceans”.
In line with resolutions taken at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and UN Environmental Assembly (UNEA), the Study showed that only 21% of plastic waste is recycled.
Leones said this should serve as a “wake up call” for the Philippines to reduce its plastic consumption.
However, Greenpeace warns that global corporations that have signed the “Beat Plastic Pollution” declaration today – including Coca-Cola, Unilever and Nestlé – are some of the top contributors to single-use plastic pollution worldwide and here in New Zealand.
The event will be concluded on June 5 on World Environment Day.
Addressing the Plenary Session of the World Environment Day 2018 celebrations, Modi said that plastic now threatens to become a menace to humanity. I’ve replaced using plastic bottles with a metal one.
Speaking at the state environment ministers’ conference here, he said that an emotional attachment with the environment is imperative for its preservation.
“At one month post launching this initiative, we saw a drop in the dry waste accumulation from 190 kgs to 100 kgs”. These projects are either start-up or pre-existing enterprises and include Buy-Back Centres, Material Recovery Facilities, Construction Demolishing solutions as well as plastic palletisation plants.
The African Development Bank (AfDB), says there is the need to take action against plastic pollution in Africa.
Up to five trillion plastic bags are used each year, and 13 million tonnes of plastic leaks into the oceans annually.
Hundreds of Rwandans on Sunday marched in the capital city of Kigali to encourage the public to join the effort to address plastic pollution. Oxfam and its partners have mobilized students, in fabric bag distributions, plastic cleanup drives and tree plantations in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, Lahore and Karachi to help mitigate plastic pollution in Pakistan.
Akbaruddin warned that the scale and urgency of the problem were increasing by the day and success can only be achieved by raising awareness and taking action across the world.