New Zealand-based businesses that signed the NZ Plastic Packaging Declaration are Foodstuffs, Countdown, New Zealand Post and Frucor Suntory. Every year the world uses up to 5 trillion disposable plastic bags.
"We need action now".
"Our oceans have been used as a dumping ground, choking marine life and transforming some marine areas into a plastic soup", said Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, in the report released in New Delhi.
For years, environmentalists have warned of the deadly effect plastic trash has on marine wildlife.
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The Association for Environmental Impact Assessment of Nigeria (AEIAN), an umbrella body of Impact Assessment Practitioners in Nigeria, has called on the Federal Government to develop, implement and enforce strong laws and policies that will curb the production and use of unnecessary single use plastics.
Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern.
On Tuesday, the nations celebrated World Environment Day, with India being the host country.
The Secretary-General is participating in the #BeatPlasticPollution challenge, in which users pledged to replace single-use plastics with reusable alternatives.
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This World Environment Day UN Environment is asking you, companies and civil society groups, to take a concrete action to Beat Plastic Pollution.
The United Nations warns that 360 million tonnes of plastic is produced each year, and levels are set to nearly double to 619 million tonnes by 2030, with cigarette butts, drinks bottles and caps and food wrappers the most common single-use plastics.
The World Environment Day was first introduced by the United Nations in 1974 and since then it has developed into a global platform for raising awareness and taking action on urgent issues from marine pollution and global warming to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime. Common environmental issues include air and water pollution, loss of biodiversity and climate change.
The theme of this year's Environment Day was specifically very pertinent in the context of Pakistan where the use of these plastic bags is still on the rise to alarming proportions and playing havoc with our environment, poisoning our oceans, land and our own health.
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