World Environment Day-Inspiring stories

#BeatPlasticPollution

 

Plastic pollution is the accumulation of plastic products in the environment that adversely affects ecology like wildlife, wildlife habitat, or humans. Advantages with the plastics are many. They are inexpensive, durable, easy available can be used in variety of products. Humans are the biggest consumer of the plastic and as a result levels of plastic production by humans are high. Most plastic products are chemically derived in a way that renders them resistant to many natural processes thereby slowing their degradation. Anthropogenic factor together with the slow degradation have made this chemical product a threat to ecology.

 

Since its beginning in year 1974, World Environment Day has developed into a global platform for raising awareness and taking action on pressing issues. This day has helped all environment sensitive people to raise issues like global warming, marine pollution, animal extinction, poaching, wildlife crime, water crisis, glacier melting to name a few. As the entire world is meeting in India, the global host for the World Environment Day 2018, here are some inspiring stories from motivated common people to combat the menace known as Plastic.

 

Volunteers celebrate visible improvements on Mumbai’s Versova beach
Two years ago you could barely walk on the beach”, recalls twenty-five resident of Mumbai Pooja Choudhry.We started hearing that people were joining Afroz Shah at the beach on weekends to clean-up and so it became a habit for us,” she added. Read more

 

In India, a paradise for birds goes plastic free
The small village of Pangot in Uttarakhand, a bird-watching paradise, is ditching plastic. Read more

 

Fishing for plastic from the sea
Kerala – famous for its pristine beaches, estuaries and wildlife – has a coastline that stretches nearly 600 kilometers. The region, which is one of India’s top producers of fish, is home to more than a million people who depend on fisheries for their livelihoods. But with the rising tide of marine pollution, especially plastic pollution, fish output has recently been declining. Read more
Time to get inspired and inspire others
With so many inspiring stories on environmental conservation, it’s time that we do our bit as well to support or initiate the change that we want to see and leave for our future generation. Here is a chance to pick and donate to a favorite causes that are impacting the environment directly. Those blessed with a little extra can support a worthy cause, and the donation can be given in an easy and secured environment.All of us have the power to protect our planet. Lets take action TODAY and do our bit!

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