Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Ikpeazu advocates for social orientation,legislation in combating plastic pollution

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He had also urged people to shun plastic to protect the environment.

A report released on World Environment Day 2018, titled Single-use Plastics: A Road Map for Sustainability, examines the state of plastic pollution in 2018 and analyzes the best practices and lessons learned from cases studies on single-use bans, levies and other forms of government intervention.

This global outlook, developed in cooperation with the Indian government, presents case studies from more than 60 countries.

New Delhi has tried repeatedly over the past decade to ban the use of thin plastic bags, most recently announcing a heavy fine for rule-breakers.

They said: "While we call on government to take necessary action against plastics pollution, there are so many things that we can do as individuals. We mean business and will tackle this menace with all strength", Harsh Vardhan said at the conference. Plastic isn't the problem.

"Signing the declaration is a significant and important step towards reducing the amount of plastic that we produce and helping end plastic pollution".

AfDB said it would join the rest of the world to celebrate the "World Environment Day" on June 5, as well as the "World Ocean Day" on June 8, with focus on "Preventing Plastic Pollution and Encouraging Solutions for a Healthy Ocean".

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The Departments of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and Trade and Industry (DTI) as well as the DTI agencies, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) and the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) as well as National Treasury will shortly be reviewing the implementation and impact of our country's plastic bag policies.

"Within this period however, plastic has transformed everything from clothing, cooking, and catering to product design, engineering and retailing", due to its advantage of lasting for a long time, almost all the plastic ever produced, still exist in one form or the other today.

Every World Environment Day has a different global host country, where the official celebrations take place.

By 2050, it is estimated that there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans.

"India and China, frankly speaking, are in the lead of solving their environment issues, obviously there had been challenges", he said.

"About100,000 marine animals are killed by plastics and 83 per cent of tap water are found to contain plastic particles".

It is estimated that over 20 million plastic bottles are littered in Scotland each year and that approximately 120,000 tonnes of plastic packaging waste is produced from households in Scotland each year, according to Zero Waste Scotland.