Greenpeace warns that commitments on making plastic packaging recyclable and compostable will do little to turn the tide on plastic pollution, and that companies and government need to focus on reductions and eliminations of single-use plastics production if they are serious about tackling this issue.
The report recognizes that single-use plastic waste generation and waste management practices differ across regions.
Leones said this should serve as a "wake up call" for the Philippines to reduce its plastic consumption.
He said: "We are flagging off the occasion with a walk and we want to involve everyone because we all have roles to play in taking care of the environment". This year's Wednesday theme: Beating Plastic Pollution, urges governments, industries, communities and individuals to come together and explore sustainable alternatives and urgently reduce the production and excessive use of single-use plastic products.
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Every World Environment Day has a different global host country, where the official celebrations take place.
"The cooperation of states is necessary for starting a campaign against plastic pollution", Sharma said.
Critics charge that Japanese consumers and retailers use too much plastic, as a mania for elaborate packaging results in nearly everything being wrapped - even single pieces of fruit.
It is the duty of each one of us, to ensure that the quest for material prosperity does not compromise our environment, he added. Plant trees. Ban plastic. Estimates predict that the manufacturers will generate around three hundred and sixty million tonnes of the plastic this year itself.
Deeply moved with these shocking figures, the United Nations Environment is concentrating on its ambitious goal named 'Beat Plastic Pollution'. It is only then that we can unite to eradicate the plastic pollution that prevails in the society.
If no action is taken, this is expected to increase to two per minute by 2030 and four per minute by 2050 (World Wildlife Federation, 2018).