Two years ago, the Indian government notified the "Plastic Waste Management Rules" which recommended the minimum thickness of plastic carry bags be increased from 40 microns to 50 microns.
When Parmar was asked if the Gujarat government planned to ban plastic, he said: "The issue needs careful consideration and we can not announce a plastic ban abruptly". Plastic in oceans is likely to outweigh fishes by 2050.
But a report from UN Environment on plastics finds "surging momentum" for action to curb plastic pollution, and sets out ways to tackle the problem - pointing out that government levies and bans have been the best way to limit overuse of disposable plastic products.
Maharashtra has banned the use of plastic, but the Gujarat government is citing the probable loss of jobs to avoid such a measure. In 1974 the first World Environment Day was held with the theme "Only One Earth".
SBI has organized event to promote world environment day 2018.
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"He said: "'#BeatPlasticPollution' is the motto of this year's World Environment Day.
"The choices that we make today will define our collective future", said Modi on Tuesday.
"These mainly find their ways into the water bodies disintegrating to micro-plastic which are consumed by aquatic animals and ultimately kills them or are transferred into the food chain".
Just nine percent of the nine billion tonnes of plastic the world has ever produced has been recycled.
The theme invites everyone to consider how they can make changes in their everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on our natural places, our wildlife - and their own health.
Scotland has committed to phase out the use of non-recyclable plastics and is now designing a deposit return scheme for drinks packaging that could see recycling rates of more than 90%, Zero Waste Scotland said.
According to the Bank, WED 2018, is a call to action for Africa to come together to combat plastic pollution, one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time.