"After this reminder, I will start reviving that environment-friendly tradition", she vowed while receiving her fabric bag from one of the volunteers, who are pro-environment students of public and private sector universities.
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Less than a 10th of all the plastic ever made has been recycled, and governments should consider banning or taxing single-use bags or food containers to stem a tide of pollution, a United Nations report says. By doing so, severe environmental consequences can be prevented and the natural habitat will be liberated from plastics. "Nigerians should individually and collectively reconsider their plastic habits by reducing the use of disposable plastics and using alternatives to plastics". Mr Modi mentioned that the per-capita plastic consumption in India is much lower than any part of the developed world. The worst of the rubbish is clearly the non-biodegradable plastic and the city generates around 400 tonnes of it every day, according to the BBMP. Plastic in oceans is likely to outweigh fishes by 2050. He called on people to pledge to eliminate all single-use plastic from India by 2022.
Early in the morning, a Green Walkathon was carried out in the township wherein General Managers, Head of Departments, employees, CISF officials, office bearers of ladies club, unions and associations and children participated in large number to spread the message of combating plastic pollution and making the environment greener and healthier.
Bollywood celebrities like Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Dia Mirza and Jackie Shroff have urged people to save planet Earth on World Environment Day on Tuesday. "It's what we do with it".
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Noting the impact of plastic on the environment, in 2011, the BBMP banned plastic bags of less than 40 microns in thickness and in May 2016 introduced a blanket ban on the sale and manufacture of all plastic barring those used by dairy products. The choices may not be easy. "Let us all join together to beat plastic pollution and make this planet a better place to live".
"We recognise the need to tackle the issue of water availability, which is becoming a major challenge in India".
Plastic litters beaches, blocks drains and harms wildlife, with an estimated 100,000 marine animals killed each year, as well as turning up in food and is found in 90% of bottled water.
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