"The spread of 180,000 tons of plastic materials. rings alarm bells", he noted.
Since it was first celebrated in 1974, the Day has helped raise awareness and generate political momentum around global environmental concerns such as ozone depletion, desertification and global warming.
"The cooperation of states is necessary for starting a campaign against plastic pollution", Sharma said.
A tax on single-use plastic bags in the United Kingdom has slashed their use, and ministers have banned microbeads in personal hygiene products.
He commended India's commitment in overcoming the challenge of plastic pollution. Increasing green cover is one of the most practical ways of countering the dangers of rising dioxin resulting from burning plastic wastes.
"Every year, 500 billion plastic bags are used around the world, 13 million tonnes of plastic leak into the ocean and 17 million barrels of oil are used on plastic production".
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The Prime Minister, in his Mann Ki Baat programme on All India Radio, had emphasized that India being the official host of the World Environment Day celebrations, is a recognition of its growing leadership in tackling climate change issues.
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.
The Environmental Protection Agency Sierra Leone (EPA-SL) which is charged with the responsibility of protecting the environment is preparing to join the globe in celebrating the World Environment Day (WED).
For more than a decade, Rwanda has raised awareness about the benefits of life without plastic bags to maintain a clean and healthy environment.
Plastic litters beaches, blocks drains and harms wildlife, with an estimated 100,000 marine animals killed each year, as well as turning up in food and is found in 90% of bottled water.
Plastic can persist in the environment for almost a thousand years before it fully disintegrates and keeping this in mind, many organisations and governments are looking for alternatives to tackle this problem.
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.