"Refuse what you can't re-use".
The country is engaged in a massive push to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and focus on renewable energy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday, indicating that solar energy is India's answer to the problem of climate change. The theme for this year's World Environment Day is "beat plastic pollution". Some 800 participants attended Tuesday's event in Bangkok, which was organised by the Department of Environmental Quality.
Atayi said "CSDevNet recognises that beating plastic pollution is a huge challenge especially when we consider the perverse culture of current disposable economy".
"There is even evidence that plastic waste threatens soil fertility".
Most at a minimum have categories for burnable, unburnable, recyclable and plastics, with many also requiring people to separate out cardboard and different types of plastic.
The ministry will meet with officials from the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and discuss ways of reducing the use of plastic bags at fresh markets, he said.
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"We make a solemn pledge that we will eliminate all single-use plastics from our country", said Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan while referring to PM Modi's idea of 'New India' by 2022. "Our experience says development can be environment friendly", he said.
It's World Environment Day today and B-Town celebs like Alia Bhatt, Dia Mirza, Arjun Kapoor, Juhi Chawla among others have shared their concerns about the use of plastic and how hazardous it is for the environment.
The report notes that by some estimates, as many as 5 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year.
He called for a law ordering department stores to charge their customers for plastic bags, as is the case in Taiwan and Europe.
But Japan also has complicated and strictly enforced rules on separating waste to help maximise the reuse and recycling of garbage.