Assistant Municipal Commissioner (A Ward) Kiran Dighavkar, Leader of Opposition MCGM Ravi Raja and actor and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India Dia Mirza were also present.
“The Indian government has pledged to eradicate single- use plastic by 2022. The proof of the pudding is in the eating, we need to wait and how well the government is implementing it,” Greenpeace India said.
Office bearers of the Urjaa Foundation said that they initially started by cleaning a local market in Dombivli (east) and urging citizens to stop buying vegetables in plastic bags. They also distributed cloth bags to citizens on January 26, 2016.
Upto 95 per cent of plastic debris found in the sea is carried by 10 major rivers, including the Ganga, scientists have found.
Global production of plastics increased from 2 million metric tonnes in 1950 to over 400 million metric tonnes in 2015, according to the study published in the journal Science Advances, outgrowing most other human-made materials.
“The Centre in its recommendations has stated that using plastic waste along with tar to build roads improves the quality. It also helps reduce soil pollution caused by plastic,” said a PWD official.
Over a month ago, she learned of a group that facilitates door-to-door collection of plastic once a month from various parts of the city.
Fadnavis stressed the need of a roadmap to tackle the plastic menace, the biggest challenge in the rapidly growing urban India.
The villages have decided to pool in all their plastic waste and feed it to an indigenously developed plant that will convert it into synthetic fuel, an equivalent of diesel.
The carcass of the jumbo was sighted at Valiyaanavattom under the wildlife area of Periyar west division
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Petition alleges animals feed on plastic waste,which chokes their stomach.
The Pune Cantonment Board has constructed the citys first road using plastic waste.
As part of a pilot project,state will construct 2 km road using plastic waste.
The re-use of plastic waste in road construction,which helps in conservation of environment as well as leads to sturdier roads,is catching up in the northern region after a successful initiative by the Himachal Pradesh government.