Published: Thu, June 07, 2018
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

'Beat Plastic Pollution' campaign from June 4 to 8

'Beat Plastic Pollution' campaign from June 4 to 8

Prime Minister said the government is committed to the Paris Climate Agreement and will fulfil its commitment in reducing carbon emissions.

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

Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, Minister of Sanitation, hinted that government had released GH¢200 million to the Ministry to commence work on the various strategies that include education of school pupils and buying sanitation equipment. "It is the duty of each one of us to ensure that material prosperity does not compromise our environment".

The event also saw Acting Director of Environment, Parks and Recreation Martinah binti Haji Tamit delivering a speech in which she touched on the theme "Beat Plastic Pollution".

This year the Unep wants to make the world community better understand the threat plastics pose to marine ecological systems worldwide and has adopted the motto: "If you can't reuse it, refuse it".

The AfDB considers over-reliance on plastics as a major environmental challenge, especially considering the pollution that comes with badly managed plastic waste. He said, India is already the 5th largest producer of Solar energy in the World and it is also the 6th largest producer of renewable energy in the World.

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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.

It will also talk with the Ministry of Finance to see how business operators can cash in by developing more eco-friendly alternatives for use at local markets, he added. With only two point four per cent of the world's land area, India supports seven to eight per cent of the recorded species diversity. The family has not been using plastic bags since last four years to preserve the environment. Namami Ganga Abhiyan is cleaning river Ganga and the results are visible.

"India is the fastest-growing economy in the world today".

Setting up an example for everyone on World Environment Day, a family from Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district has shun plastic bags to keep the planet clean and green.

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.

The African Development Bank (AfDB), says there is the need to take action against plastic pollution in Africa.

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