Chairing the plenary session of an event to celebrate the World Environment Day 2018, being hosted by India, he said India's traditions have for long underlined the importance of living in harmony with nature. Around half of all plastic consumed is single use, meaning it immediately becomes waste if not recycled. Five industry leaders also took environment protection pledges at the plenary session.
At Bhubaneswar, JSPL organised world environment day programme, in which Prof.
"Our world is swamped by harmful plastic waste", he stated.
"An average 13 million tonnes of plastic waste enter the water system around the world annually, resulting in pollution from drainages, rivers and seas and causing floods".
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Pointing out the astonishing comparison between stars in the cosmos and ocean plastics, Mr. Guterres underscored that "from remote islands, to the Artic, nowhere is untouched". "If present trends continue, by 2050 our oceans will have more plastic than fish", he said.
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. He said that Sepa has been relentlessly pursuing stakeholders to adopt the technology for manufacturing biodegradable plastic products.
"It is to instil awareness on the importance of preserving the environment and support actions to do so that the Ministry of Development through the Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation has launched the green initiative on the World Environment Day", he added.
"It is, therefore, safe to say that most countries have woken up to the environmental impact of plastic bags and bottles", he said. 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.
He said the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari attaches much importance to the development of nation's environment. "Citizens and industries can be motivated by various means to ditch plastic, as has been done in many developed countries".
Take Responsibility - Practice what you preach and get involved. It is only then that we can unite to eradicate the plastic pollution that prevails in the society.