As the world celebrates World Environment Day on Tuesday, Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said that relevant laws on pollution and environment have already been enacted and it is up to the people to act upon them.
"Emphasising that a host of relevant resolutions, laws and bills have been passed on pollution and other environment-related issues, Harsh Vardhan said that it is up to the people to act upon them," an official release said, quoting him.
Celebrated on 5 June every year, this year's World Environment Day efforts are focused on reducing plastic usage. Here is United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres' message on the occasion:
Our world is swamped by harmful plastic waste. By 2050, there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish. On World Environment Day, let’s all do our part to #BeatPlasticPollution. pic.twitter.com/YZOlJZIA1H
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) June 4, 2018
"The theme for 2018, 'Beat Plastic Pollution', is a call to action for all of us to come together to combat one of the great environmental challenges of our time. The theme invites us all to consider how we can make changes in our everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on our natural places, our wildlife – and our own health. While plastic has many valuable uses, we have become over-reliant on single-use or disposable plastic — with severe environmental consequences," the United Nations said in a statement on Tuesday. Take this quiz to find out just how much you know about the environment:
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Updated Date: Jun 05, 2018 08:30 AM