Earth Day targets scourge of plastic pollution

24 April, 2018, 05:00 | Author: Grady King
  • Group Marks Earth Day  March for Science to Tackle Plastic Pollution

With a focus on the problem of excessive use of plastic, Earth Day this year will address how we as individuals can cut down on the use of plastics and how it will help the environment.

Earth Day is being celebrated on April 22 with various events across the globe to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

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According to him, plastic pollution is now an ever-present challenge.

Panelists at the 2018 Earth-Day Forum have urged the media to publicise the dangers that plastic waste pollution posed to the citizenry as an effective start of a mass campaign against the menace. As we all know, plastic is non-biodegradable and even if you dispose the plastic it will be there in the environment for more than 2,000 years.

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The Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST), CHTA's nonprofit affiliate, continues to offer tourism enterprises and communities sustainability resources and share best practices to end the irresponsible dumping of plastics across the Caribbean.

It added, "From poisoning and injuring marine life to the ubiquitous presence of plastics in our food to disrupting human hormones and causing major life-threatening diseases and early puberty, the exponential growth of plastics is threatening our planet's survival". WWF-Pakistan studies revealed that 65% of garbage that littered beaches along Pakistan's coast consist of plastics, which includes mineral water bottles, caps, polythene bags, balloons, wrappers, shoes, broken utensils and discarded fishing nets.

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It is considered to be the largest secular world event and now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. Let's encourage our governments, our hotels and tourism businesses to be leaders in keeping plastics out of our seas, and also engage with the cruise and airline industries to eliminate plastic waste. "We can take a step in this direction by putting an end to plastic pollution", Banerjee tweeted this morning.

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