Today is Earth Day and activists are aiming to end plastic pollution

Today is Earth Day and activists are aiming to end plastic pollution

Today is Earth Day and activists are aiming to end plastic pollution

In his message on Earth Day, the minister said that our lives depend on biological diversity, adding that species and ecosystems are disappearing at an unsustainable rate and we humans are responsible.

The theme was this year's Earth Day is "End Plastic Pollution".

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on 22 April.

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"Nigerians are urged to use the weekend to celebrate the planet and to take action to protect it by ending plastic pollution".

In order to address plastic pollution in the oceans and along shorelines, Senator Whitehouse has also passed a bipartisan bill to clean up marine debris called the Save Our Seas Act in the Senate last summer.

The Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST), CHTA's nonprofit affiliate, continues to offer tourism enterprises and communities sustainability resources and share best practices to end the irresponsible dumping of plastics across the Caribbean. "We stand to lose a wide variety of environmental goods and services that we take for granted".

Image Credit Earth Day network
Image Credit Earth Day network

"In 1950, the world's population of 2.5 billion produced 1.5 million tonnes of plastic; in 2016, a global population of more than seven billion people produced over 300 million tonnes of plastic", the minister said.

We recently saw the "plasticberg" of garbage that drifted into parts of our pristine Caribbean Sea, underscoring the plastic pollution that already spoils some of our beaches.

Today is Earth Day and this year's campaign is aimed at helping to end plastic pollution in our oceans and land.

According to him, it is presently developing a national policy on Plastic Waste Management.

The UK has made a number of moves towards dealing with the plastic problem in recent years, including charges for plastic bags in shops and various coffee chains and supermarkets pledging to recycle coffee cups.

"The other locations, include Bola Jari in Gombe State and Leda Jari in Kano State", the minister said.

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