"Beat Plastic Pollution" - the theme for World Environment Day 2018 - is a call for action on plastics pollution. "At the same time, it will instil a sense of responsibility among people to increase their efforts and play a role in contributing towards preserving the environment for the future generations".
"In cities around the world, plastic waste clogs drains, causing foods and breeding disease".
More than 64,000 tonnes of plastic packaging is disposed of in household general waste bins and sent to landfill in Scotland each year, costing around £11 million. If present trends continue, by 2050 our oceans will have more plastic than fish.
Speaking on the dangers of plastics particularly single-use plastics, Emefiele said scientists have calculated the total amount of plastic ever made to be 8.3 million tons.
"Refuse what you can't re-use", he asserted.
A family member said, "We have been hearing about all the adverse affects of plastic, so we decided that we will make it a habit to not use it".
Stating that trees were essential for the survival of human beings, Collector asked people to plant trees in a big way and help for the protection of environment.
Jackie Shroff: Everyday is a World Environment Day. While we really appreciate the steps undertaken by Pakistan Navy to reduce plastic pollution, other organisations and industries also need to join the effort to make our environment totally clean from such hazardous waste.
Union Environment Secretary CK Mishra said 96 ministries had participated in the celebrations due to the "growing concerns" about environment.
Plastic litters beaches, blocks drains and harms wildlife, with an estimated 100,000 marine animals killed each year, as well as turning up in food and is found in 90% of bottled water. "Citizens and industries can be motivated by various means to ditch plastic, as has been done in many developed countries". Beat plastic pollution. World Environment Day.
Kochi airport became the first airport in the world in 2015 to run completely on solar power, he added.
He also reiterated India's commitment to sustainable development.
The distribution of 300 million LED bulbs in three years has resulted in savings of two billion dollars and 4GW of electricity, he said.