Mr Andrew Barnes, Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, noted that the plastic pollution problem the world was facing was staggering and there was the urgent need to take measures to reduce plastics. To help reduce waste and fight climate change, the Government of Canada has taken significant steps and is planning important new measures to protect the environment and promote clean growth, here at home and overseas.
"This will inspire the world and ignite real change".
A ban on disposable plastics in New Delhi, for instance, has had only limited impact "because of poor enforcement", the report said.
"This plastic waste is often thrown away in the rivers, seas, and oceans, and contributes to fill ocean bottoms or float on the water surface".
Narendra Modi, the Prime minister of India, the host of this year's World Environment Day, also had a tweet: "Together, let us ensure that our future generations live in a clean and green planet, in harmony with nature".
This should be started from our youth and students by making it part of our syllabus highlighting in detail how these plastic bags pose many a risk to our health and environment at large.
Scotland has committed to phase out the use of non-recyclable plastics and is now designing a deposit return scheme for drinks packaging that could see recycling rates of more than 90 per cent.
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Since it was first celebrated in 1974, World Environment Day has helped raise awareness and generate political momentum around global environmental concerns such as ozone depletion, desertification and global warming.
The report notes that by some estimates, as many as 5 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year.
The event will be concluded on June 5 on World Environment Day.
Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, Minister of Sanitation, hinted that government had released GH¢200 million to the Ministry to commence work on the various strategies that include education of school pupils and buying sanitation equipment.
"While much of the world focuses on the inconvenient truths, we have moved on to convenient actions", Modi said.
Prior to the announcement, millions of Indian policymakers, celebrities, business leaders, innovators, environmentalists and activists gathered for weeks of activities aimed at taking action against plastic pollution.
On Twitter, Guterres pledged to abolish the use of plastic bottles in his office, and he did that starting on Monday, removing all plastic bottles from his office, conference rooms and Department for Public Information.