Is Liberia Making Any Effort Towards the Theme, "Beating Plastic Pollution?"

Is Liberia Making Any Effort Towards the Theme,

"There is a huge issue of waste management in India and everyone can see that; we went from train to Agra from Delhi and we saw".

On occasion of World Environment Day, Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) organised a round table conference in collaboration with the National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH) and other stakeholders with the theme "Beat Plastic Pollution". "If present trends continue, by 2050", Guterres warned, "our oceans will have more plastic than fish". "Most ends up in landfills, dumps or in the environment".

- Avoid single-use plastic bottles and cups, use reusable glass/metal bottles. He talked about environmental friendly steps taken by Engro in Thar and said that nature has to be preserved, which can only be done as a collaborative effort from all.

The United Nations warns that 360 million tonnes of plastic is produced each year, and levels are set to nearly double to 619 million tonnes by 2030, with cigarette butts, drinks bottles and caps and food wrappers the most common single-use plastics. Plastic in the sea is such a serious threat that it is considered one of the most serious environmental emergencies in the world. The simplest plastic normally used in grocery store bags takes at least 100 years to break down while the complex ones take up to 600 years or beyond to decompose.

The event also saw Acting Director of Environment, Parks and Recreation Martinah binti Haji Tamit delivering a speech in which she touched on the theme "Beat Plastic Pollution".

Rwanda will, today June 5, join the rest of the world to celebrate the annual World Environment Day (WED), an opportunity to discuss a pressing environmental concern. Plastic bottles take 450 years or more to decompose, harming us and our environment.

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In the same context, Mohamed Shehab, CEO of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA), said that the national EU-funded initiative to reduce the consumption of plastic bags has been launched on June 5, 2017, during which around 4.5 million tons of biodegradable plastic bags were distributed in 18 months.

"Plastic threatens to become a menace to humanity". But elsewhere things haven't gone so well.

This is the message from Minister of Environmental Affairs Dr Edna Molewa as the worldwide community marks World Environment Day (WED).

Countdown also announced it will phase out plastic straws this year.

The Minister said rapid urbanisation and economic development in numerous developing countries, had led to increase plastic use and plastic pollution, saying there were more plastics in the ocean now.

The University of Lagos has appealed to Lagos residents to reduce the use of plastic to protect the environment from further degradation.

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