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World Environment Day 2018 highlights: Catch all the buzz around the world on this special day

World Environment Day 2018: In order to raise awareness about protecting the environment, every year June 5 is celebrated as World Environment Day as has been designated by the United Nations (UN). Catch all the buzz around the globe here.

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World Environment Day, 2018: India is the global host this year and the theme is Beat Plastic Pollution. (Source : Cuba Gallery/ Flickr)

Environment might be one of the the most important treasures we have, but human beings do end up treating it recklessly. In order to raise awareness about protecting it, every year June 5 is celebrated as World Environment Day as has been designated by the United Nations (UN). The day also enables one to be more responsible in the way they conduct themselves and treat the environment.

India is the global host this year and the theme is Beat Plastic Pollution. It started in 1974 and since then the day has provided a global platform for like-minded people to reach out to each other.

Ahead of the big day, we bring to you all that is buzzing around the globe.

Live Blog

BCCI set to cut off single-use plastic across stadiums in India

Taj Mahal and 100 other monuments to be litter-free

Sachin Tendulkar's message will make you rethink #PlasticPollution

Whoa! Environment friendly 3AC coach in Punjab Mail now

Jackie Shroff urges fans to STOP using plastic

Every year, 1.7 million children die due to environmental degradation

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar sends his message to #BeatPlasticPollution

PHOTOS: Chipko Movement was started in India to protect trees

ALERT! Mount Kilimanjaro has lost over 85% of its glacial ice

Did you know? 1 million plastic bottles are purchased every minute

VIDEO: SHOCKING! Herd of wild elephants eat toxic plastic waste

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launches an e-car

Musician Ricky Kej joins the movement

A 50ft long & 30ft wide Sand Turtle

Start World Environment Day on a good note

Witty and brutal!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweets #WorldEnvironmentDay message

Dr Mahesh Sharma, the minister of state for environment, forest and climate change, kickstarts World Environment Day celebrations

Officials from CRPF and ITBP are running to beat plastic pollution

Massive efforts by UNDP in Sierra Leone

Belgian Ambassador to India Jan Luykx with his staff members

SBI joins the ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ movement

A team of CISF personnel carried out cleanliness drive in Odisha

Join the movement in Bandra, Mumbai

Choose cloth bags over plastic

Will you plant a few saplings this environment day?

Making small changes can go a long way

Efforts are already underway to clean the Yamuna behind the Taj Mahal

Gujarat is going to launch ‘Plastic-waste free Gujarat’ drive on June 5

Alia Bhatt is one step closer towards purging plastic from her life

Juhi Chawla switches to bamboo toothbrush!

Aditi Rao Hydari joins the revolution

Arjun Kapoor takes a small step

The Taj Mahal is going to take action to beat plastic pollution

Dia Mirza switches to bio-degradable sanitary napkins

World Environment Day: Plastic harms more than one could grasp

Every year, due to plastic ingestion, thousands of cows die in Lucknow. 

World Environment Day, 2018: Hyderabad showing the way

Hyderabad will go single-use plastic free by 2022.

World Environment Day, 2018: Banning plastic is the way forward

Days before World Environment Day, Chile has approved of a nation-wide ban on using single-use plastic bags.

World Environment Day, 2018: The repurcussions of using plastic are far reaching

Plastic bags choke aquatic animals.  A whale died in Thailand after eating 80 plastic bags. 

World Environment Day,2018: Cannot reuse? Refuse

On World Environment Day as we fight to reduce plastic waste, do not use things you cannot reuse.