The objective of celebrating world environment day is to bring worldwide focus on importance of environment and to stimulate attention and actions for improving the environment. He informed that India's tree and forest cover has also increased by one percent in the last two years. "And we are obligated to bequeathing a greener and eco-friendly legacy to our children", Kovind said in a tweet.
As the globe is observing World Environment Day on Tuesday, several Indian celebrities joined hands in campaigning against single-use plastic.
"Speaking on the menace of using plastic, in her earlier tweet, she said: "#BeatPlasticPollution by switching to steel or glass bottles today! Gujarat has no significant short- or long-term plan yet to "beat plastic pollution".
By doing so, severe environmental consequences can be prevented and the natural habitat will be liberated from plastics. "As the Ministry of Development is responsible for matters relating to environment, we must lead through example".
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also urged people to pledge to "beat plastic pollution".
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The talks were focussed on getting China to move ahead with its recent promises to increase energy and farm imports from the U.S. Beijing said "positive and concrete progress" was made on those issues with details left for "both sides to finalise".
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More than 64,000 tonnes of plastic packaging is disposed of in household general waste bins and sent to landfill in Scotland each year, costing around £11 million.
"Pledges like this ignore the stark reality of what's happening in this country - we've got plastic waste being stockpiled by councils with no place to go, there are no industrial-scale composting facilities for bioplastic and there are no bans on plastic bags, cutlery and other easy-to-eliminate plastic pollution".
In-line with the global theme of "Beating Plastic Pollution", Hyundai's initiatives will focus on reducing the usage of plastics at its manufacturing plant in Sriperumbudur near Chennai and across all its 493 Hyundai Dealerships and 1309 Service Workshops.