With the theme of the Wednesday 2018 being "Beat Plastic Pollution", Modi noted that the menace was already having a deadly impact on India's marine ecosystem and marine litter, especially micro-plastic, was a major trans-boundary problem.
Wednesday has a different global host country and this year's host is India, where the official celebration is taking place.
Wijarn Simachaya, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, said government offices should serve as role models for businesses and the public by leading by example and creating public awareness of how changing patterns of behaviour and consumption can easily lessen our reliance on plastics.
"Some 25,000 tonnes of plastic pollution is generated in the country every year of which only 60 per cent is processed while rest 40 per cent is pure litter...
Pollution is not just man-made but also made in the mind, and if you become aware of the problem, only then you can start reducing it", said Sri Sri.
"While we don't have a shoreline here in Darebin, even our plastic waste often ends washed out to sea via our creeks and rivers - so as citizens of the Earth we all have a responsibility to minimise our reliance on single-use plastics and carefully manage the plastic waste we do produce", said the Mayor.
The call is coming on the heels of the 2018 World Environment Day slated for June 5, with the theme: "Beat Plastic Pollution".
"Plastics can not be recycled nor transformed". Measures like carrying a cloth bag, avoiding bottled plastic water, and cardboard over plastic are some of the most easiest ones to implement in daily lives.
Plan an Event - plan a mini event by celebrating this day with friends or colleagues.
We all are on the cutting edge of a global plastic calamity.
The report specifically recommends that policy makers take actions to improve waste management, promote eco-friendly alternatives, educate consumers, enable voluntary reduction strategies and successfully implement bans or levies on the use and sale of single-use plastics.
"At one month post launching this initiative, we saw a drop in the dry waste accumulation from 190 kgs to 100 kgs".
In 2008, the Government of Rwanda successfully chose to ban plastic bags from being used anymore, and this has since played a positive role in development efforts.
Beyond focusing on plastic wastes are the other dangers which poor environmental habits constitute to human existence. According to MacArthur Foundation, there are over 150 million tonnes of plastic in the oceans at present, which means about 1 tonne of plastic for every three tonne of fish.
Some chose to stay in the area, which now has no power, cell reception, landlines or county water, officials said. County Managing Director Wil Okabe says his vacation home in Kapoho Beach Lots is also threatened.
Thirty-one percent say it has a mostly positive effect, 24 percent say it's mostly negative and 45 percent say it's neither. According to a more recent survey , Facebook has lost its dominance as a social networking platform among the kids.
Even though he trails Thiem in their head-to-head, he won their most recent meeting on clay in the Madrid final this year. Read on as we provide highlights and reaction from a whirlwind day of quarter-final action at Roland-Garros.
Canada has responded by imposing dollar-for-dollar tariff "countermeasures" on up to $16.6 billion worth of USA imports. Trudeau stated that the tariffs would remain in place unless the U.S. removed its own set of tariffs.
But it first happened a few years ago when he ripped away the Cavs' chances at multiple titles during the LeBron 2.0 era. It is unclear whether Iguodala can join Golden State's active roster in time for Game 3 at Cleveland on Wednesday.
Duplantis' video comes after another televangelist, Kenneth Copeland from Texas, purchased a Gulfstream V jet for $36 million. Dassault, who makes the three-engine Falcon 7X, describe it as "the benchmark for the 21st century business jet".
The meeting followed two landmark summits between the leaders of North and South Korea in the last five weeks. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also expressed optimism about a nuclear summit.
Salvini will be the new Minister of Interior, while Di Maio will be the Minister of Labour and Economic Development. President of the European Council Donald Tusk has congratulated the new prime minister in a tweet.
Fissure 8 is feeding a channel transporting lava to the northeast along Highway 132 and east to the ocean entry in Kapoho Bay. The flow of lava especially from fissure eight has cut off Puna Kapoho and several residents had to be airlifted to safety.
Defender Dejan Lovren had the best chance to open with a header that grazed Brazil goalkeeper Alisson's right post after a corner. Roberto Firmino added a second in stoppage time to satisfy the home fans on Merseyside.
Smith leads weather-delayed U.S. Women's Open
Women's Open at Shoal Creek in a dramatic, back-and-forth sudden death playoff Sunday afternoon over Korea's Hyo-Joo Kim. The format for the playoff was a two-hole aggregate on 14 and 18, but the players were still tied after the two holes.
Guatemala Volcano Erupts, Killing at Least 6
David de Leon, spokesman for the disaster agency, said authorities had already evacuated about 300 people from nearby areas. Officials said the dead were so far all concentrated in three towns: El Rodeo, Alotenango and San Miguel los Lotes.
Stanley Cup Finals: Caps tie series with 3-2 win
NOTES: The Golden Knights have scored the opening goal in the first period of all nine of their postseason home games. Shea Theodore replied but the Caps held on for a first Stanley Cup game win before hosting games three and four.