From the comb to the bag we use, it is everywhere.
This year's theme focuses on preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean, said United Nations chief spokesman Stephane Dujarric. World Oceans Day only comes one per year, but making a few lifestyle changes now could eventually make this awareness event much less necessary.
Watch out for further details of #BeatPlasticPollution campaigns over the coming weeks. "It is only by acting together that we can free our oceans, rivers, cities and lives from unnecessary plastic", concluded Di Carlo. "Not everyone may take up the challenge but it surely generates a concern among people", he feels.
Plastic pollution has a devastating impact on the economy of countries around the world.
A small but significant contributor to this is the single-use plastic straw, which has been gaining widespread attention.
Though it may seem daunting, every one of us can help reduce ocean plastic.
On this World Oceans Day, Pakistan Navy re-affirmed its commitment for the sustainable usage of oceans while endeavoring to protect the oceans from hazards of marine pollution. "Reuse or refuse" is the answer. Check out some alternatives to the traditional plastic straw here. Some of the exhibits at The Nat included examples of items that are more sustainable and reusable than plastic. P.E.I.is abuzz with potential legislation to ban commercial plastic bags.
Bring your own cloth shopping bags.
The Swedish home furnishings giant has vowed to eliminate its single-use plastics by 2020. They are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe. One misconception at microplastics is that they are "not ideal, but safer" than the plastic bags and can holders that entrap creatures every day. "It will take time".
"Here in Hawaii, the Pacific Ocean is part of who we are", Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa said. The motto should be 'you be the change, so that the next generation will follow you.' That is what the authorities of St Teresa's College, Ernakulam, try to do.
So - coastal communities are in jeopardy, the oceans are being swamped by a tide of pollution, marine life is in decline, and climate change is having an increasingly powerful impact. As these animals ingest plastics, it goes up the food chain. They are all hopeful.
Single-use plastics continue to be a major focus in the global waste stream.
"As an occupant of the only plant known to sustain life, I am committed to the preservation of its environment". The Trump administration put the health of the planet at risk and is betting against markets, investors, and the action of millions of American sub-national and non-state actors.
At the United Nations Environment Assembly in December 2017, India along with 193 other nations, signed a resolution to reduce marine plastic waste.