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The UN chief said the world must unite to "beat plastic pollution" now, noting that microplastic particles in the ocean, "now outnumber stars in our galaxy".
He said India was his choice to host this year's "World Environment Day" due to a variety of reasons, including its vast population and fast economic growth.
This global outlook, developed in cooperation with the Indian government, presents case studies from more than 60 countries.
Although big eatery chains like McDonalds and Kentucky Fried Chicken stopped using plastic straws a couple of years ago following the ban, small eateries and hawkers continue using polybags, prompting conservationists to point accusing fingers at the BBMP for failing to effectively implement it in the city.
Earlier, Prof Francis Otunta, the Vice-chancellor of MOUAU, said that Nigeria had become over-reliant on the use of plastics for packaging. "I very fondly remember that in my childhood we used to carry bags made of cloth when going to the market for buying groceries", said Fatima Rehman, 38, a housewife. Plastic isn't the problem.
For more than a decade, Rwanda has raised awareness about the benefits of life without plastic bags to maintain a clean and healthy environment.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged everybody to stop using single-use plastics which have reached astronomical numbers. While no single measure against pollution will be equally effective everywhere, the report outlines a set of universal steps for policymakers to tackle the issue in their communities.
Almost one third of used plastic packaging escapes collection systems, which means it ends up clogging the world's city streets and polluting the natural environment.
The Departments of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and Trade and Industry (DTI) as well as the DTI agencies, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) and the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) as well as National Treasury will shortly be reviewing the implementation and impact of our country's plastic bag policies.
"On the occasion of the World Environment Day, we declare a national campaign involving the official authorities, civil society organizations and categories of the people", he announced. This theme requires all of us to consider and change our lifestyle towards reducing plastic pollution in our country, especially from "single use plastics".
About eight million tonnes of plastic waste are dumped into the world's oceans every year, the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic being tipped into the sea every minute of every day.
According to Cheema, most of these plastics eventually make their way into rivers, water channels and finally, into the oceans.
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.
It's unclear whether Trump was joking or falsely believed Canada was responsible for burning down the official home of the U.S. Kudlow insisted Wednesday the NAFTA talks are still ongoing, but he wouldn't say whether a deal could be reached this year.
Japan is also expected to take a less confrontational approach than its G7 peers, while still quietly pressing its case on trade. The left-leaning Trudeau and Macron see each other as natural allies in a world increasingly shaped by right-wing nationalism.
While that's definitely a solid deal, the Xbox One X has dropped as low as $420 at Rakuten on more than one occasion. You can view a full list of all of the discounted games here or by browsing the Store tab on your Xbox One console.
Afterwards, he dismissed comparisons to his 2017 shot and focused on Golden State still needing a fourth victory. The Cleveland Cavaliers are down 3-0 heading into Friday's Game 4 of the NBA Finals against Golden State.
MI was one of the top defensive teams in the country this past season, again falling just one game short of a national title. Retaining Beilein is a massive victory for a MI program that has ascended into the Big Ten's upper tier under his leadership.
That way, users can reset a post that was inadvertently set to public back to being shared just with friends if they would like. As Recode points out, the private/public setting on Facebook will be the same for new posts as it was on previous ones.
But the report taps into continuing anxiety about the information users give up - and to whom - when they use Facebook. Zuckerberg also recently promised Facebook would roll out a " Clear History " tool so people can delete their data.
All the different options in this world of assassination means players can have practically countless playing experiences. The Gold Edition comes with two days of early access for the game and the second expansion on top of the first.
She had also worked for the social development ministry in Buenos Aires province and at a United Nations office in Panama. Dutch News reported she canceled a visit to Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia following the news of her sister's passing.
Samsung Galaxy A9 Star and A9 Star Lite pricing revealed
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Apple's New Group Facetime Feature Panned On Twitter
In order to get your hands on iOS 12 today, through legal channels, you'll need to sign up and become an Apple Developer . Siri will also be empowered to "intelligently make suggestions for notifications settings ", according to Apple.
Valve will soon allow virtually anything on Steam
Valve said it should not choose what developers are allowed to create and what players are allowed to play. What's more, now it states that it's going to allow everything on Steam with few restrictions.
NASA’s Curiosity rover finds organic molecules on Mars
That's not to say there are no non-biological sources, but on our world they're swamped by cow farts and belching bacteria. That leaves open the possibility that microorganisms once populated our planetary neighbour and still might.
French Open 2018: Garbine Muguruza vs Simona Halep,
Maria Sharapova has a flawless 3-0 record against Garbine Muguruza , although the player have not met since Montreal in 2014. Garbine Muguruza overwhelmed Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-1 in a matchup of past French Open champions to reach the semifinals.