Good news from India, missing news like this every day! This large country aims to ban single-use plastic in four years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the goal on World Environment Day, an ambitious commitment as part of actions to fight plastic pollution in 60 countries. The measure could drastically reduce plastic consumption by 1.3 billion people, which is not minimal.
India is resisting plastic pollution with what UN chief environment officer Erik Solheim has called a major compromise. The country’s Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Harsh Vardhan has said single-use plastics will be banned in all states across the country by 2022. Solheim said the ban will inspire more country and real change ”.
“It is the duty of each of us to ensure that the pursuit of material prosperity does not compromise our environment.Modi said. “The decisions we make today will define our collective future. The options may not be easy. But through awareness, technology and a true global partnership, I am confident that we can make the right decisions. Let’s all come together to fight plastic pollution and make this planet a better place to live“.
The United Nations Department of the Environment has issued a report who offers “the first comprehensive global assessment of government action on plastic pollution“Which includes case studies in over 60 countries.
he report It included a list of states and cities in India that have banned plastic bags or disposable plastic products, highlighting beach clean-up efforts in Mumbai. According to the report, volunteers cleaned up around 13,000 tons of trash, mostly plastic, and this year people saw baby turtles on the beach for the first time in more than 20 years.