Earth Day: Let's pledge to keep our environment clean, says Mamata

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Well, it is April 22, the world's Earth day. Earth Day promotes reduction in plastic usage internationally and aims towards a clean environment.

According to the Earth Day Network (EDN), the Earth Day has reached its 48th year and is celebrated every year on Arpil 22.

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

"Plastic pollution is poisoning our oceans and land, injuring marine life, and affecting our health", he said.

"Unless we take these steps, the problem is not going away says Dr Cristiana Paşca Palmer, the Executive Secretary of The UN Convention On Biological Diversity in a message". It is celebrated all over the world, as people and organizations spread awareness about the earth, the animal species living in it, what can be done to stop pollution and deterioration of the ozone layer, and to minimize the use of non degradable products like plastic bags.

"We can see plastics floating in our rivers, ocean, and lagoons, littering our landscapes and affecting our health, and the future of billions of children and youths".

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Earth Day's theme this year, "End Plastic Pollution", is especially relevant for CHTA because preventing or removing plastic pollution remains a big challenge for many of our tourism enterprises and in fact, for many of our island destinations at large.

Mr Jibril said that the Federal Ministry of Environment in collaboration with critical stakeholders had developed a national strategy for the phase-out of non-biodegradable plastics.

May has pledged to eradicate avoidable plastic waste by 2042 as part of a "national plan of action". Others like cricketer Harbhajan Singh and actor Dia Mirza also took to Twitter to ask their followers to reduce their plastic use.

The country, he said, should consider ideas to eradicating plastic pollution such as building houses, boats, and other structures with plastic waste.

"Two plants have been completed in Ilorin, Kwara State, one in Lokoja, Kogi State, while work on another is on-going in Karu, Nasarawa State".