SME Times News Bureau | 26 May, 2018
Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Harsh Vardhan
that it is our collective responsibility to do our duty and protect
the rights of children of future generations.
the run-up to World Environment Day 2018, Union Minister for
Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Harsh Vardhan appealed to the
people to give up single use of plastic.
a curtain raiser ahead of the World Environment Day on June 5 here
out that the fight against plastic menace did not require any big
actions, but only minor behavioural changes to adopt Green Good
individual has a Green Social Responsibility”, he said.
Minister stated that it is our collective responsibility to do our
duty and protect the rights of children of future generations. He
added that the celebrations are not a one-day activity, but a
exhorted the media to effectively wield the pen and educate, as well
as urge people to adopt one Green Good Deed every day.
also emphasised that as part of World Environment Day celebrations,
schools that become plastic-free will be awarded and issued
certificates of being Green Schools.
the menace posed by plastic, Dr. Harsh Vardhan pointed out that 25,
940 tonnes of plastic waste is generated every day in the country,
with 40% of plastic waste being uncollected and 60 million tonnes of
solid waste is generated in one year.
bottle takes between 450-1000 years to decompose”, the Minister