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Delhi Government Orders To Ban All One-Time Use Plastic Products

On the World Environment Day in June, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced to end the use of single-use plastic by 2022.

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The Delhi government has directed all its departments to abolish the use of single-use plastic items like water bottles, plastic cups, plates, jugs, folders, banners and glasses in offices and at official events.

Delhi’s Environment Ministry has issued an order to all the government departments telling them to phase out the use of single-use plastic items in their offices and at exhibitions, workshops, seminars and conferences, an official told IANS on Monday.

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A plastic bottle washed up by the sea . (VOA)

The action, he said, will help safeguard Delhi.

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On the World Environment Day in June, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced to end the use of single-use plastic by 2022 and pledged to eliminate all single-use plastic items from the country.

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Sea Turtles Suffer Majorly Due to Plastic Traps

Turtles found injured had serious wounds and barely survived after they were taken to a rehabilitation centre for treatment.

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Thai authorities have said that in less than two months, more than 20 sea turtles had been killed from plastic or fish net wraps.

Thorn Thamrongnavaswasdi, vice dean of the fisheries faculty of Kasetsart University, said on Monday that the sea turtles washed upon the shores of Phuket and Phan-nga beaches provinces could not survive as the trapped sea animals suffocated in plastic waste bags or struggled tremendously in fishing nets, reports Xinhua news agency.

The marine scientist said that more than 20 green turtles and Olive Ridley turtles were found on Mai Khao beach in the Sirinart national park in Phuket and the beach in Thai Muang national park in Phang-nga province in the past two months.

 

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He said many were found dead with plastic or pieces of fish net wrapped around the turtles’ legs or necks.

Thorn also said turtles found injured had serious wounds and barely survived after they were taken to a rehabilitation centre for treatment.

Mai Khao and Thai Muang beaches have been the spawning ground for sea turtles which come to the beaches during October-February period.

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A plastic bottle washed up by the sea . (VOA)

Thorn however said the leatherback turtles have been missing for four years now.

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In June this year on World Environment Day, the Thai Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment along with several ministries, pledged to raise public awareness against the use of plastic by launching a campaign called “Beat Plastic Pollution: If you can’t reuse it, refuse it”. (IANS)

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