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Ministry of Environment participates in ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ Environment Day

Prof Frimpong-Boateng said Ghana was taking various measures in dealing with the plastic waste menace, announcing that the country, was developing a policy was to guide the use of plastics, and that would be heralded by an environmental education and awareness creation among the citizenry. As part of 2018 World Environment Day, the Senior Management and staff of the Bank signed a “Pledge Board” to reduce plastic waste and ensure a better and healthier workplace environment. However, when you compare the plastic production with the growing market demands, it is expected that till the time we reach 2025, the plastic production might reach the five hundred million tonnes figure.

Next to China and Indonesia, the Philippines is the third biggest ocean polluter, according to a 2015 study conducted by the University of Georgia and reported by Ocean Conservancy and McKinsey Center for Business and Environment.

Shah said volunteers have cleared nearly 15 million kilograms of plastic from the beach near his home in the past three weeks.

Less than a 10th of all the plastic ever made has been recycled, and governments should consider banning or taxing single-use bags or food containers to stem a tide of pollution, a United Nations report says.

She noted the need to cut down on the volume of plastic generation on campus through the use of reuse plastic.

The presentation by Nubi revealed that UNILAG generates an average of 2.5 tons of plastic waste per day and a huge volume of 840 tons per year.

Every year, 91 countries, and hundreds of green awareness campaigns and organisations, including TGRC, come together to celebrate this significant day concerning our environment. “Plastic materials contain a number of toxic chemicals that can endanger the environment, wildlife and human life”. The report examines the plastic pollution state in 2018, analyses the action implemented against plastic pollution and proposes ten-steps for the policymakers to follow.

Reckitt Benckiser (India) also said that it is committed to making 100 per cent of plastic packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. The United Nations has named India as the 2018, and their theme is “Beating Plastic Pollution”. More specifically, Mr. Guterres stated: “Our world is swamped by harmful plastic waste”.

He added that the corporation would henceforth employ the “principle of the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle – to achieve goal zero of no-harm to people and no harm to environment throughout its operations”.

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The UN Environment Program (UNEP) released on Tuesday the first comprehensive global assessment of government action against plastic pollution, and also offered a roadmap for policymakers worldwide.

World Environment Day: 'Our world is swamped by plastic'