Activists, students and volunteers mark World Environment Day

Activists, students and volunteers mark World Environment Day

Activists, students and volunteers mark World Environment Day

The presentation by Nubi revealed that UNILAG generates an average of 2.5 tons of plastic waste per day and a huge volume of 840 tons per year.

The report recognizes that single-use plastic waste generation and waste management practices differ across regions.

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.

He said India was his choice to host this year's "World Environment Day" due to a variety of reasons, including its vast population and fast economic growth.

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. I've replaced using plastic bottles with a metal one.

Pope FrancisPope Francis an ardent champion of the environment published an encyclical "Laudato Si" in 2015 in which he takes an integral and holistic approach to the created world, with its ethical, moral, social and political implications on man.

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Half of all the plastic we produce is single-use or disposable. It is only then that we can unite to eradicate the plastic pollution that prevails in the society.

In India, plastic has been found inside dead cows while a whale in Thailand died after consuming waste bags.

The report, with its release timed for U.N. World Environment Day, noted that rules limiting the use of plastic bags had decreased their use in places such as Morocco, Rwanda and parts of China, sometimes significantly. "India is preparing to join the "Clean Seas Campaign" and make its contribution towards saving our oceans", said Modi.

The celebration of this day provides us with an opportunity to broaden the basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment. Later this week at the G7 Summit, we will bring world leaders together to discuss how we can reduce plastic pollution, tackle climate change, and improve the health of the world's oceans. In fact, micro-plastics have now even entered basic food like salt, bottled water and tap water...

Earlier, Prof Francis Otunta, the Vice-chancellor of MOUAU, said that Nigeria had become over-reliant on the use of plastics for packaging.

Plastic pollution is one of the greatest threats to our planet's ecosystems today.

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