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"Man is part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably war against  himself."
-Rachel Carson



Every April 22, those passionate about restoring and preserving the planet and its ecosystem celebrates the International Mother Earth Day,which was first recognized in 1970. Now, a global event attracting more than 1 billion people in 192 countries, Earth Day is considered as the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.

This year, #EarthDay2018 focuses on mobilizing the world to #EndPlasticPollution,including creating support for a global effort to eliminate single-use plastic along with global regulations for the disposals of plastics.

 

Plastic Pollution Facts

Every year the world uses 500 billion plastic bags

Each year, at least 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in the oceans, the equivalent of a full garbage truck every minute.

-Across the world, plastics make up to 85% of beach litter. 

In the last decade, we produced more plastic than in the whole last century.

According to an estimate by the World Economic Forum, if we continue at our present rate, by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. 

50% of the plastic we use is single-use or disposable.

We buy 1 million plastic bottles every minute.

Plastic makes up 10% of all of the waste we generate


 

 Global Approaches on Plastic Pollution


Bangladesh  was the first country in the World to ban certain types of thin plastic bags in 2002, after they  were found to have choked the nation's drainage system during a series of devastating floods. 

China's ban on imported plastic waste at the end of last year, has given the entire supply chain a wake up call for global recycling.


The EU is joining the fight against Plastic waste to ensure every piece of packaging on the continent is reusable or recyclable by 2030.

Taiwan has announced plans to ban plastic items with a 12-year plan beginning in 2019. The plan includes a blanket ban on plastic straws in stores and restaurants and ultimately phase out all plastics by 2030, and replace them with reusable and biodegradable items.

The UK has pledged to eradicate all avoidable plastic waste by 2042 as part of the government's 25-year plan to improve the natural environment.

In USA, California became the first state to put a ban on plastic bags and charge on paper bags in 2014.

In Africa, Rwanda banned the use of plastic bags in 2008 as a part of its Vision 2020 plan for Sustainability while Kenya began the journey in 2017 imposing a total ban on producing, selling and using plastic bags and bringing on board, World's toughest law, a risk of four years' imprisonment or $38,000 fine, upon breaches. 

In Latin America, Chile joined the fight in 2017 by prohibiting the use of plastic bags in all ts coastal cities over the span of 12 months.


 

India's approach on Plastic Pollution

India will host the World Environment Day 2018 with the theme "Beat Plastic Pollution. With this celebration, India is determined to take the initiative to set an example for the Green Social Responsibility.

The Capital Delhi, has imposed a complete ban on the sale and use of plastic bags, including Madhya Pradesh and Punjab.

States such as Goa, Gujrat, Kerala, Odisha and West Bengal have partial bans on the use of plastic bags around sites of religious, historical or natural importance, or during the pilgrimage season.

The Maharashtra government has recently proposed to enforce a complete ban on plastic bags. If the ban is violated, both manufacturers and users could be fined a minimum of Rs 5,000.  


Our Approach 

Our throwaway culture has treated Earth as if it is a disposable. We all have a role to play in turning the tide to plastic

However

                         

  

We all have a responsibility to protect our quality of life, not just for ourselves, but for our children and grandchildren too. 

 There are events taking place across the globe and it is likely one that is taking place in your local area. Take a stand as the citizen of Earth to #EndPlasticPollution.

Local action= Global Impact

Together, we can work to #EndPlasticPollution

 


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Edited by -Misek- - 22 April 2018 at 2:49am

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Posted: 22 April 2018 at 7:28am | IP Logged
Happy Earth Day to everyone!
We must be more careful while caring for our home! <3

PS, the thread looks so beautiful! <3


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Happy Earth Day

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Nice thread
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Happy earth day! Amazing work team! Big smile
The thread looks so colourful and beautiful. Embarrassed

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Happy Earth Day
Everyday should be Earth Day Ouch What damages have we done to a planet who gave us so much? Are we giving the same in return? Ouch

Such an informative thread and brillant graphics! Day Dreaming


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Great thread team :)

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Wonderful topic Team E&F .
We do not realize the amount of waste we produce !! If we don't recycle now, our future generations will suffer the most. 

Recycle everything . Do not use plastic bags. It isn't that difficult to make little changes in life to save the Earth.


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