India Vows to Stop Plastic Use by 2022

Taimur Nagar is one of many slums in Delhi and countless other cities struggling to cope with waste

A Thai marine official said the whale, which normally feeds on squid, probably mistook the floating debris for food. "From changing how we create plastics to making sure they are reused and recycled, together, we can make a real difference for our planet's future".

The forum was jointly organised by the Australian High Commission, Ghana Wildlife Society and the USAID funded West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change, and assembled stakeholders in the environment to discuss and find practical ways too, "Beat Plastic Pollution".

Speaking at this year's World Environment Day in Abuja, the CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele said the management of the CBN is "in the process of concluding the recycling of our polymer bank note wastes into everyday plastics uses such as flower pots, dustbins, etc".

"This India of our dreams will also be single-use plastic free".

The celebration of this day provides us with an opportunity to broaden the basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment.

Innovative technologies being used include "state of the art" separation systems to support mechanical recycling, and a thermal cracking process which can apparently deal with some of the most difficult-to-recycle plastics including black plastic, laminated plastic and rigid plastics like those used for toys.

Shortly after the introduction of the world's first synthetic plastic, a magazine published the prediction that one day this magic material would make up everything we touch, see and use.

"Plastic pollution is now entering our food chain".

Many people around the world took the time to raise awareness yesterday, with one UAE-based photographer in particular perfectly capturing the growing problem of plastic pollution.

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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. Its slogan is "refuse what you can't re-use".

"These are only the most recent instances of the Indian Government's efforts to focus on the plastic menace in a serious manner".

"We need action now".

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The report notes that by some estimates, as many as 5 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year.

Osinbajo challenged multi-national corporations that produce fast-moving goods in plastics to take action towards managing plastic wastes.

"Plastic pollution is a huge issue everywhere", the UN's environment chief Erik Solheim told The Associated Press.

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