Plastic pollution is poisoning our oceans and land: Mushahidullah

Plastic pollution is poisoning our oceans and land: Mushahidullah

Well, it is April 22, the world's Earth day.

The Earth Day Network, organizers of the annual campaign, says that 300 million tons of fossil fuel-based plastics are sold every year and 90% of it is thrown away, with a high percentage ending up in our oceans, landfills, and wildlife.

According to him, government is exploring the possibility of banning plastic bags with availability of alternatives. So, it is even more urgent that we come together in a smart partnership with all sectors and communities to clean out the plastic pollution and ensure clean and pristine waters dominate the million square miles that comprise the Caribbean.

She added: "From poisoning and injuring marine life to the ubiquitous presence of plastics in our food to disrupting human hormones and causing major life-threatening diseases and early puberty, the exponential growth of plastics is threatening our planet's survival". WWF-Pakistan studies revealed that 65% of garbage that littered beaches along Pakistan's coast consist of plastics, which includes mineral water bottles, caps, polythene bags, balloons, wrappers, shoes, broken utensils and discarded fishing nets.

Miami police use stun gun on man accused of touching female passenger
A stun gun had little effect on him, possibly because it did not attach properly through his clothing, the arrest report said. Cellphone video of the incident shows the man getting tasered multiple times before being taken off the plane.

The federal government has urged Nigerians to take proactive measures that will end plastic pollution and protect the planet.

The daylong event organised by Earth Day Bengaluru at The Arts Village, St Mark's Road, exhibited some eco-friendly ecosystems in urban areas through various stalls, workshops and movie screenings.

They said the move would not only inform the public of the harm posed by plastic waste, but also help to contribute towards finding a lasting solution to the problem.

Besides the United Nations, environmentalists and nature lovers, the Earth Day Network (EDN) partners with various groups in organising events to demonstrate support for preservation of environment and natural resources. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of stlucianewsonline.com, its sponsors or advertisers.

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