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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.

By: Lifestyle Desk | Updated: June 18, 2018 10:06:25 am
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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

Highlights

    16:14 (IST)05 Jun 2018
    BCCI set to cut off single-use plastic across stadiums in India
    16:09 (IST)05 Jun 2018
    Taj Mahal and 100 other monuments to be litter-free
    16:06 (IST)05 Jun 2018
    Sachin Tendulkar's message will make you rethink #PlasticPollution
    16:01 (IST)05 Jun 2018
    Whoa! Environment friendly 3AC coach in Punjab Mail now
    15:59 (IST)05 Jun 2018
    Jackie Shroff urges fans to STOP using plastic
    15:57 (IST)05 Jun 2018
    Every year, 1.7 million children die due to environmental degradation
    15:55 (IST)05 Jun 2018
    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar sends his message to #BeatPlasticPollution
    15:53 (IST)05 Jun 2018
    PHOTOS: Chipko Movement was started in India to protect trees
    15:52 (IST)05 Jun 2018
    ALERT! Mount Kilimanjaro has lost over 85% of its glacial ice
    15:49 (IST)05 Jun 2018
    Did you know? 1 million plastic bottles are purchased every minute
    15:48 (IST)05 Jun 2018
    VIDEO: SHOCKING! Herd of wild elephants eat toxic plastic waste
    15:46 (IST)05 Jun 2018
    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launches an e-car
    12:33 (IST)05 Jun 2018
    Musician Ricky Kej joins the movement
    12:30 (IST)05 Jun 2018
    A 50ft long & 30ft wide Sand Turtle
    12:27 (IST)05 Jun 2018
    Start World Environment Day on a good note
    12:26 (IST)05 Jun 2018
    Witty and brutal!
    10:36 (IST)05 Jun 2018
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweets #WorldEnvironmentDay message
    10:33 (IST)05 Jun 2018
    Dr Mahesh Sharma, the minister of state for environment, forest and climate change, kickstarts World Environment Day celebrations
    19:07 (IST)04 Jun 2018
    Officials from CRPF and ITBP are running to beat plastic pollution
    19:01 (IST)04 Jun 2018
    Massive efforts by UNDP in Sierra Leone
    19:00 (IST)04 Jun 2018
    Belgian Ambassador to India Jan Luykx with his staff members
    18:58 (IST)04 Jun 2018
    SBI joins the ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ movement
    18:54 (IST)04 Jun 2018
    A team of CISF personnel carried out cleanliness drive in Odisha
    18:53 (IST)04 Jun 2018
    Join the movement in Bandra, Mumbai
    18:52 (IST)04 Jun 2018
    Choose cloth bags over plastic
    18:51 (IST)04 Jun 2018
    Will you plant a few saplings this environment day?
    18:50 (IST)04 Jun 2018
    Making small changes can go a long way
    18:49 (IST)04 Jun 2018
    Efforts are already underway to clean the Yamuna behind the Taj Mahal
    18:45 (IST)04 Jun 2018
    Gujarat is going to launch ‘Plastic-waste free Gujarat’ drive on June 5
    18:43 (IST)04 Jun 2018
    Alia Bhatt is one step closer towards purging plastic from her life
    18:42 (IST)04 Jun 2018
    Juhi Chawla switches to bamboo toothbrush!
    18:40 (IST)04 Jun 2018
    Aditi Rao Hydari joins the revolution
    18:39 (IST)04 Jun 2018
    Arjun Kapoor takes a small step
    18:35 (IST)04 Jun 2018
    The Taj Mahal is going to take action to beat plastic pollution
    18:34 (IST)04 Jun 2018
    Dia Mirza switches to bio-degradable sanitary napkins
    17:54 (IST)04 Jun 2018
    World Environment Day: Plastic harms more than one could grasp

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

    17:52 (IST)04 Jun 2018
    World Environment Day, 2018: Hyderabad showing the way

    Hyderabad will go single-use plastic free by 2022.

    17:50 (IST)04 Jun 2018
    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.

    17:48 (IST)04 Jun 2018
    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. 

    17:45 (IST)04 Jun 2018
    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.