Oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050 - United Nations chief

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

A Roadmap for Sustainability, said rules limiting the use of plastic bags have helped in places such as Morocco, Rwanda, and parts of China - sometimes significantly. Thus one can say that the plastic pollution calls for the dire attention of the global population and that too with a good cause.

The Congress also took to Twitter, pledging to protect and preserve the Environment, saying, "the Earth doesn't belong to us but, we belong to the Earth".

Through the celebration of this day worldwide, the significance of preserving the environment is highlighted through various events, such as seminars, talks, television programmes and walks for environmental protection.

"Plastic threatens to become a menace to humanity".

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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".

Sade Nubi, a Senior Environmental Engineer with the Department of Works and Physical Planning, said that the event involved a walk for the environment and a presentation on beating plastic pollution on campus.

The UN World Environment Day was established by the UN General Assembly in 1972 on the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.

Every year, 91 countries, and hundreds of green awareness campaigns and organisations, including TGRC, come together to celebrate this significant day concerning our environment.

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Some 86% support supermarkets moving towards more refillable and reusable packaging instead of single-use plastics and more than nine out of 10 (91%) think they should be working towards reducing their overall packaging.

Gujarat has also launched "Plastic-waste free Gujarat" drive on June 5.

The governor urged every member of the society to jointly begin to think about the way forward out of plastic pollution by acting in consonance with the relevant agencies to create a better society. "Targeted levies and bans - where properly planned and enforced - have been among the most effective strategies to limit overuse of disposable plastic products", the report said.

He said according to the UNEP Gap Report, India is also on track to meet its "Copenhagen Pledge" and the country will reduce the emissions intensity of India's GDP by twenty to twenty-five per cent over the 2005 levels by 2020. "Citizens and industries can be motivated by various means to ditch plastic, as has been done in many developed countries".

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Akbaruddin warned that the scale and urgency of the problem were increasing by the day and success can only be achieved by raising awareness and taking action across the world.

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