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Launch of Awareness Generation Campaign on Single Use Plastics



2021-07-30 12:48:19 Environment

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Plastic waste has emerged as a serious threat to the environment. Considering the adverse impacts of littered plastic waste on both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, the Hon’ble Prime Minister gave a clarion call to phase out single use plastic by 2022.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change had notified Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, for handling plastic waste in an environmentally sound manner. Further, the Ministry has issued a draft notification on 11th March 2021 for amending the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, with respect to prohibiting identified SUP items following a phase-out schedule in 2022. The Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) has played an important role in development of solid waste management infrastructure in the country.

Awareness generation on plastic waste management and reduction in the use of single use plastic items will be important in bringing about behavioral change. GIZ, UNEP and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) along with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, is organizing a two-month long awareness campaign on the topic of plastic waste management and elimination of identified single use plastic items.

Littered plastic waste on land is recognized as a major source of marine plastic litter. Plastic waste management on landside will significantly contribute to the reduction in the generation of marine plastic litter. United Nations has designated 8th June as World Oceans Day. Accordingly, it has been decided to launch a two-month awareness generation programme on plastic waste management and elimination of identified single use plastic items on 8th June 2021.

Shri Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Union Minister for Environment Forest & Climate Change, Government of India has kindly consented to launch the awareness campaign on single use plastics-2021.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) & GIZ India are the knowledge partners & FICCI is the industry partner for the campaign.

The virtual launch event will be held on the virtual platform of FICCI. (FICCI BIKE https://vs.ficci.com/agm/index.php )

You are cordially invited to be part of the virtual launch event of the Awareness Campaign on Single Use Plastics-2021.

For registration, please find below details:

Date: 8th June 2021

Time: 3.15 pm – 5.30 pm

Registration Link: https://ficci-web.com/nacpwm/

User :- Amit Love

Email :-plastics-mefcc@gov.in

Mobile:- +919718393922


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