Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on World Environment Day

World Environment Day 2018 India is the global host this year and the theme is Beat Plastic Pollution

On occasion of World Environment Day, Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) organised a round table conference in collaboration with the National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH) and other stakeholders with the theme "Beat Plastic Pollution".

The commitment to make plastic packaging recyclable and compostable would do little to turn the tide on plastic pollution, she said.

"The Government of Canada will continue to drive progress on the environmental challenges we face as a global community, and protect the clean air and water we share".

And nearly three-quarters (72%) think supermarkets are not doing enough about packaging to tackle the problem of plastic pollution, the survey by Populus for Greenpeace showed.

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.

Ikpeazu said this on Tuesday during the commemoration of the 2018 World Environment Day in Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU).

Half of all the plastic we produce is single-use or disposable.

Addressing to the Kigali Car Free Day participants in Kimihurura, Biruta said the fight against plastic pollution is everyone's responsibility as he called on the public to stand against the use of single-used plastic items. Plastic in oceans is likely to outweigh fishes by 2050.

Saidu Mohammed, the NNPC helmsman said the new environment policy would enable the corporation to effectively manage waste streams generated during its operations by using the best available technology to ensure that the people and environment are protected. India is hosting the global celebrations this year.

Actor Arjun Kapoor said:"It takes one small step to #BeatPlasticPollution!"

While acknowledging that combating plastic waste is different for every country, the United Nations report suggested 10 universal steps that policymakers can follow, including use of more eco-friendly alternatives to plastics and the promotion of reusable products.

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.

Plastic pledge is rubbishTuesday, June 5: Greenpeace warns that today's announcement of the "Beat Plastic Pollution" declaration is an industry-led false solution for tackling the scourge of plastic pollution in our oceans. "Plastic materials contain a number of toxic chemicals that can endanger the environment, wildlife and human life".

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