Plastic bans can work, but need planning and enforcement

James Marshall
June 8, 2018

UN Environment head Erik Solheim, said: "The assessment shows that action can be painless and profitable - with huge gains for people and the planet that help avert the costly downstream costs of pollution".

This World Environment Day UN Environment is asking you, companies and civil society groups, to take a concrete action to Beat Plastic Pollution.

According to the bank, it aims to celebrate the World Environment Day (WED) 2018, and the World Ocean Day (WOD) by raising awareness of its own staff as well as engage key partners. "He said, the National mission on cleanliness and sanitation "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan" has special focus on plastic waste management".

A tax on single-use plastic bags in the United Kingdom has slashed their use, and ministers have banned microbeads in personal hygiene products.

The theme of this year's World Environment Day is "Beat Plastic Pollution".

Guterres, who stated this in his message for World Environment Day, marked on June 5, said the world was being "swamped" by harmful plastic waste.

If there is one man-made thing in the world that can claim omnipresence, it is plastic pollution.

For decades, official and popular efforts in Sudan have failed to find means to keep the environmental balance, curb up desert encroachment and lessen impact of drought waves.

In 2016, the Sudanese government launched the "Green Belt" project, which integrates local and artificial plant formations, pastoral units and animal barns to stablize the sand and stop desertification. Every year, more than eight million tonnes end up in the oceans.

The Pope marked World Environment Day, Tuesday, tweeting a prayer: "Lord, reawaken in us a sense of praise and gratitude for our Earth, and for everything you have created".

Every year, the World Environment Day follows a theme to highlight any one of the major environmental concerns and is hosted by a different country every year. "These disposable plastics are known as "single use" plastics". By doing so, severe environmental consequences can be prevented and the natural habitat will be liberated from plastics.

"It is undeniable plastic materials and products have many uses in daily life and we may not realise that many are single use plastics". For instance, we resolved the biggest global environment problem of 1980s - the hole in the ozone layer. He had also urged people to shun plastic to protect the environment.

Plastic clogging sewers - a major problem in Delhi and slums across the developing world - can spread disease or wind up in the stomachs of animals, the United Nations said.

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