Published: Thu, June 07, 2018
Sci-tech | By Bennie Mills

India to eliminate the use of single-use plastics by 2022

India to eliminate the use of single-use plastics by 2022

The world must unite to "beat plastic pollution" United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for World Environment Day, noting that microplastic particles in the ocean, "now outnumber stars in our galaxy". The choices may not be easy.

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. In accordance, this year's theme is "Beating Plastic Pollution", for which we are exploring green alternatives to reduce the usage of plastics across all our offices, dealers and service networks.

Prime Minister said development should not come at the cost of the environment.

Mr Modi said, Government's Make in India campaign has focus on zero defect and zero effect manufacturing which means manufacturing without defect and which does not harm the environment.

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It said through this initiative, the bank was reconfirming its commitment to playing a leadership role in ensuring environmental sustainability while supporting economic prosperity and social inclusion in Africa.

The theme of this year's Environment Day was specifically very pertinent in the context of Pakistan where the use of these plastic bags is still on the rise to alarming proportions and playing havoc with our environment, poisoning our oceans, land and our own health.

With a population of 1.3 billion, India is among the five largest carbon emitting countries and its progress on reducing carbon emissions is believed to be closely watched.

"We have a robust National Biodiversity Strategy". At the same time, India supports almost 18 per cent of human population. Forest cover is increasing in the country. "The population of tiger, elephant, lion rhino and other forms of wildlife is on the rise", he said. Accordingly we are committed to planting trees for a Green Nagaland.

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Speaking on clean energy, the Prime Minister said, Government has targeted for generation of 175 GigaWatt of Solar and Wind energy by 2022.

To help reduce waste and fight climate change, the Government of Canada has taken significant steps and is planning important new measures to protect the environment and promote clean growth, here at home and overseas.

He said to generate employment, the government was working towards making India a global manufacturing hub for which it launched the Make in India campaign.

"At one month post launching this initiative, we saw a drop in the dry waste accumulation from 190 kgs to 100 kgs". Namami Ganga Abhiyan is cleaning river Ganga and the results are visible.

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