September 24, 2018

Sportspersons pledge to reduce use of plastic, urge people to save environment

06 June 2018, 12:53 | Edward Lowe


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This is the probably the single most important global development in the cause of environment after the Paris Declaration.

Celebrated on 5 June every year, this year's World Environment Day efforts are focused on reducing plastic usage.

Atayi said "CSDevNet recognises that beating plastic pollution is a huge challenge especially when we consider the perverse culture of current disposable economy".

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He had also urged people to shun plastic to protect the environment. I've replaced using plastic bottles with a metal one. The report noted, by some estimates, as many as five trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year.

Meanwhile Erik Solheim, executive director of the United Nations Environment Program, who was also present in the program, said that the UNEP would be partnering with spiritual and religious leaders from across the world to spread awareness against plastic pollution.

"There is even evidence that plastic waste threatens soil fertility". We must beat plastics, for our survival and for the survival of other species.

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Across Africa, several African countries (including Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Mauritania, Tunisia, Kenya, Uganda Rwanda, Tanzania, Morocco, South Africa) have enacted laws related to the ban on the use, manufacture and importation of single-use plastic bags. He praised India for its growing focus on environmental protection but also noted that while travelling in the country he'd seen "some of the most handsome scenic places, but destroyed by plastic pollution". Read on and get inspired to bring about a change in your life as well.

The UN made a series of recommendations to make plastics bans more effective, from encouraging more cooperation from businesses to offering incentives.

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