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A sweeping look over Taimur Nagar underlines the challenges the country faces with its waste

The figures were released today by Zero Waste Scotland, in coordination with World Environment Day (5 June 2018) - a global day which encourages awareness and action for the protection of the environment.

According to the Ocean Conservancy, 8 million metric tons of plastic enters the Earth's oceans every year, which adds to the estimated 150 million metric tons already in the marine environment.

Biruta was speaking while closing the "Beat Plastic Pollution Walk" held in Kigali during the Kigali Car Free Day on Sunday.

A family member said, "We have been hearing about all the adverse affects of plastic, so we decided that we will make it a habit to not use it".

"We need action now".

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More than eight out of 10 people say they find it hard to avoid plastic packaging during their regular supermarket shop, a poll has found. "We then devised a 5 R Model- Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Raise Awareness which has helped us drastically reduce the use of plastic in our office premises".

With an objective to curb the plastic menace, distribution of jute bag was started on the occasion, which would subsequently cover all employees.

"It is undeniable plastic materials and products have many uses in daily life and we may not realise that many are single use plastics". 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.

Darebin City Council is hosting free screenings of two short films that explore the impact of plastic pollution on our oceans to mark World Environment Day on Thursday 7 June.

MicroplasticsIn a message for this year's World Environment Day, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed serious concern saying "our world is swamped by harmful plastic waste".

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Union environment minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said he would give up single-use plastic as a first step towards ridding India of it by 2022.

Modi has also spoken out about the dangers of climate change and the need for measures to combat global warming.

He expressed hope that by next year's World Environment Day commemoration, solar energy will be part of the energy mix used in the United Nations headquarters.

The above initiative by India is the most ambitious one, which is meant to tackle plastic pollution, compared to the actions announced by 60 world counties.

The World Environment Day was first introduced by the United Nations in 1974 and since then it has developed into a global platform for raising awareness and taking action on urgent issues from marine pollution and global warming to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.

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