World Environment Day 2018
  • India is the global host of 2018 World Environment Day which will take place on June 5, 2018. With “Beat Plastic Pollution” as the theme for this year’s edition, the world is coming together to combat single-use plastic pollution. In the time it takes Hardik Pandya to bowl an over in a cricket match, four garbage trucks worth of plastic get dumped into the ocean. 

    If you can’t reuse it, refuse it 
    This year’s World Environment Day provides an opportunity for each of us to embrace the many ways that we can help to combat plastic pollution around the world. And you don’t have to wait until 5 June to act, also please don't stop acting after 5th June. There are so many things that we can do – from asking the restaurants we frequently visit to stop using plastic straws, to bringing your own coffee mug to work, to pressuring your local authorities to improve how they manage your city’s waste. Here are some other specific ideas: 
    * Bring your own shopping bags to the supermarket 
    * Pressure food suppliers to use non-plastic packaging 
    * Refuse plastic cutlery 
    * Pick up any plastic you see the next time you go for a walk 

    Most of all, World Environment Day is a day of everyone around the world to take ownership of their environment and to actively engage in the protection of our earth. Do your bit.