What is “Beat Plastic Pollution” Special on “World environment divas” 5th June 2018
- India is the global host of 2018 World Environment Day which will take place on June 5, 2018.
- With “Beat Plastic Pollution” as the theme for this year’s edition, the world is coming together to combat single-use plastic pollution.
- In the time it takes Hardik Pandya to bowl an over in a cricket match, four garbage trucks worth of plastic get dumped into the ocean.
What is “Beat Plastic Pollution“
- India has set an example on the world stage by committing to “beat plastic pollution” and showcased best practices and innovations to overcome the challenge, a senior United Nations official said Saturday.
- Speaking ahead of the World Environment Day on June 5, to which India is the global host, Naysan Sahba, director of the UN Environment Programme’s Division of Communications and Public Information, said India is “very active” in tackling issues related to environmental pollution.
- “India is a very vocal, very proactive member of the UN Environment Assembly that governs the UN environment programme. India is very active in tackling issues related to environmental pollution and its initiative to be the global host for the World Environment Day shows India’s commitment to (beat plastic pollution) the challenge,” he said.
- Dia Mirza, actress and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India, said plastics have become an “essential part of our lives”. She said plastics that are not disposed of properly create an issue.
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