"Considering the damage caused by plastic, and to ensure this is not left behind for future generations, the Amma government has decided to ban non-biodegradable plastic covers, plates, cups, water packets, straws and bags," he said.
World Environment Day 2018: Most of us contribute to pollution without even realising it as it's a part of our everyday life. It goes without saying that all must try to conserve water and electricity as much as possible. Apart from that, here are seven easy hacks for a greener environment.
World Environment Day 2018: The theme for this year's edition is 'Beat Plastic Pollution', and several government agencies and individuals are coming together for the cause. The program began in 1972 to spread awareness about the degrading environmental conditions and the unstable ecological footprints.
World Environment Day 2018, themed ''Beat Plastic Pollution'' lays bare the concern of plastic choking the environment. While the UN is observing it by spreading awareness on how plastic is a slow killer, here are some front-runners near you who are striving for a plastic-free world.
World Environment Day 2018, ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’: Under the campaign of Suchitwa Sagaram which translates to Clean Sea, in English, plastic waste from the waterbodies are collected. So far, 10 tonnes of plastic bags and plastic bottles and 15 tonnes of discarded nets, plastic ropes and other items from the sea have been removed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend the last day of the programme, themed “Beat Plastic Pollution” and aimed at uniting the world to combat single-use plastic, on the last day, on Wednesday. The celebrations started on June 1.
Ever since its conception in 1974, World Environment Day has had a special theme relating to the pressing environmental concern at the time. The theme for the year 2018 is “Beat Plastic Pollution”, and is a call for individuals to take charge of their surroundings and realise the severity of using plastic in daily life.