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World Environment Day- Beat The Plastic Pollution

Posted on : June 05, 2018
Author : EPIC CHANNEL

World Environment Day 2018: To raise awareness about protecting the environment, United Nations (UN) has designated June 5 as World Environment Day.

World Environment Day is the United Nations’ (UN) most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. World Environment Day is the “people’s day” for doing something to take care of the Earth.

Each World Environment Day is organised around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for the World Environment Day 2018, “Beat Plastic Pollution“.

The theme invites everyone to consider how they can make changes in their everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on our natural places, our wildlife – and their own health. While plastic has many valuable uses, we have become over-reliant on single-use or disposable plastic – with severe environmental consequences.

 

A total of 512 took the poll.  Among those who participated, 56.2 % of women and 47.7% of men said that they always carried a cloth bag with them, and 39% of our female- and 37% of male- readers used eco-friendly personal care products.

While a couple of readers mentioned that they carry non-plastic water bottles and avoid using plastic bottles, a few others said that they use steel and glass items at home. The other responses included avoiding straws, buying metal or bamboo straws and using biodegradable plastic. A few of our readers accepted that they haven’t done anything, but that from today they would try to avoid use of plastic.

Interestingly 70.3% of the total percentage knew about the theme of World Environment Day.

 

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