He said that a series of efforts were being undertaken in India to reduce the single-use-plastic pollution. To help reduce waste and fight climate change, the Government of Canada has taken significant steps and is planning important new measures to protect the environment and promote clean growth, here at home and overseas.
"On behalf of the Government of Canada, I encourage everyone to take action and #BeatPlasticPollution".
It also committed to making a 500-metre area around 100 historic monuments, including the iconic Taj Mahal litter-free and free from plastic pollution through the Taj Declaration.
The celebration of World Environment Day started in 1974 with the objective of raising awareness, supporting action and driving change. These include items such as plastic bag, coffee stirrers, soda and water bottles, disposable utensils and most food packaging.
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"We know we have a lot more to do, but today as part of delivering on our commitment to do better, we are also announcing our intention to stop selling single-use plastic straws in all our stores and online from 1 October this year", Kiri Hannifin, Countdown's general manager of corporate affairs said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the global celebrations of World Environment Day 2018 on Tuesday.
Ping Kitnikone, ambassador of Canada to Việt Nam, said as worldwide partners, they had the privilege to work in Việt Nam and had a collective responsibility to reduce their plastic footprint in the attractive country and preserve its environment for future generations. However, when you compare the plastic production with the growing market demands, it is expected that till the time we reach 2025, the plastic production might reach the five hundred million tonnes figure.
One such programme, in line with the objectives of the National Waste Management Strategy (NWMS), is the Recycling Enterprise Support Programme (RESP).Through this, we provide developmental funding for projects in the form of start-up grants. "Every year, more than eight million tonnes end up in the oceans", he said.
On the 17th June, South Africa will also join our global partners in recognising and celebrating the World Day to Combat Desertification.