United Nations chief: Oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050

Taimur Nagar is one of many slums in Delhi and countless other cities struggling to cope with waste

Volunteers collect plastic and other recyclable material at seaside in Mumbai, India, June 5, 2018. "The theme invites us all to consider how we can make changes in our everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on our natural places, our wildlife - and our own health", he said.

She said: "The earth's potential is being threaten by poor disposal of plastic waste into the environment affecting the air, water and land".

The Secretary-General is participating in the #BeatPlasticPollution challenge, in which users pledged to replace single-use plastics with reusable alternatives.

In his latest edition of "Mann Ki Baat' radio programme, PM Modi had urged people to shun the use of plastic and protect the environment".

Through the case studies researchers found that targeted levies and bans, where properly planned and enforced, have been among the most effective strategies to limit overuse of disposable plastic products.

A Roadmap for Sustainability, said while government regulation on the use of plastic has made some impact on reducing waste, it is not enough, and more urgent action is needed.

Choose a type of single-use plastic you're ready to give up.

Kevin Durant's shot, 'death stare' all but finish off Cleveland Cavaliers
As the first quarter began to heat up, Bron found himself guarded by Golden State's JaVale McGee at the top of the key. Durant, though, has the clearest path to the MVP trophy after a virtuoso 43-point performance in Game 3 .

Greenpeace applauds companies that are beginning to eliminate single-use plastics from their shelves, like Countdown's announcement today that they are eliminating plastic straws, and several national retailers implementing plastic bag bans this year.

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State Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said a comprehensive scheme would be prepared to replace the plastic goods in the state, especially the polythene bags.

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.

Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, stated on India's pledge: "This has been the biggest, most resonant World Environment Day ever, thanks to the leadership of our global host India".

The United Nations warns that 360 million tonnes of plastic is produced each year, and levels are set to nearly double to 619 million tonnes by 2030, with cigarette butts, drinks bottles and caps and food wrappers the most common single-use plastics.

"These mainly find their ways into the water bodies disintegrating to micro-plastic which are consumed by aquatic animals and ultimately kills them or are transferred into the food chain".

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