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Prime Minister made a fervent appeal for the world to work unitedly in eliminating plastic pollution.

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In his address, Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Dr Harsh Vardhan said, India reaffirms its commitment to beat plastic pollution.

On Tuesday, the nations celebrated World Environment Day, with India being the host country. Together lets beat plastic pollution. While we really appreciate the steps undertaken by Pakistan Navy to reduce plastic pollution, other organisations and industries also need to join the effort to make our environment totally clean from such hazardous waste.

Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar urged people to vow not to use low-grade plastic.

Millions of people from over 100 countries including Brunei Darussalam have taken part over the years, helping drive change in consumption habits as well as in national and worldwide environmental policy.

World Environment Day is observed internationally on June 5 every year under the auspices of United National Environment Programme (UNEP).

Madam Cordie Aziz, Executive Director of Environment 360, during a panel discussion, suggested the need to find ways of harnessing the value of plastics in Ghana, by creating closed-loop systems that facilitate the trade of waste as a commodity.

This year, India is the global host of the Wednesday in collaboration with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with "Beat Plastic Pollution" as its theme.

The Secretary-General is participating in the #BeatPlasticPollution challenge, in which users pledged to replace single-use plastics with reusable alternatives.

India produces about 25,000 tonnes of plastic waste every day, of which only 60 per cent is processed, the Environment Ministry says.

Globally, about 12.7 million tonnes of plastic ends up in oceans every year.

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He said to generate employment, the government was working towards making India a global manufacturing hub for which it launched the Make in India campaign. He said that Sepa has been relentlessly pursuing stakeholders to adopt the technology for manufacturing biodegradable plastic products.

On Twitter, Guterres pledged to abolish the use of plastic bottles in his office, and he did that starting on Monday, removing all plastic bottles from his office, conference rooms and Department for Public Information.

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