India Vows to Stop Plastic Use by 2022

A sweeping look over Taimur Nagar underlines the challenges the country faces with its waste

The theme of this year's Environment Day was specifically very pertinent in the context of Pakistan where the use of these plastic bags is still on the rise to alarming proportions and playing havoc with our environment, poisoning our oceans, land and our own health.

Badminton star Saina Nehwal posted: "The movement to beat plastic pollution is growing and I urge you to http://join.You can#BeatPlasticPollution by sharing a video or photo on this #WorldEnvironmentDay.I would like to challenge my friends to spread this initiative @parupallik @PRANNOYHSPRI @GuruSaiDutt1".

He added that the corporation would henceforth employ the "principle of the 3Rs - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle - to achieve goal zero of no-harm to people and no harm to environment throughout its operations". More specifically, Mr. Guterres stated: "Our world is swamped by harmful plastic waste". If present trends continue, by 2050 our oceans will have more plastic than fish.

"That is why we now want the campaign to go beyond fighting plastic bags to any single-use plastic item".

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Through the case studies researchers found that targeted levies and bans, where properly planned and enforced, have been among the most effective strategies to limit overuse of disposable plastic products.

We might create plastic pollution, but if we work together, we can help end it, too.

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It was only yesterday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India will eliminate all single-use plastic in the country by 2022.

She said all of "us have to be radical and passionate towards keeping the environment clean and safeguarding it for the future generation". The Gujarat Pollution Control Board, despite criticism from the high court, is not equipped to deal with plastic pollution. This theme requires all of us to consider and change our lifestyle towards reducing plastic pollution in our country, especially from "single use plastics". In fact, micro-plastics have now even entered basic food like salt, bottled water and tap water...

"Fifteen thousand tonnes of plastic waste is generated every day, 9,000 tonnes is collected and recycled, but 6,000 tonnes of plastic waste is not collected and remain littered", Javadekar said.

Plastic pollution is affecting even remote areas of the planet, including the Artic.

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