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On June 5th, 2018  India hosted world environment day. It is marked by the United nations celebrating since 1974 to promote "worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment". Theme of the 2018 world environment day was "The beat plastic pollution"

What is plastic Pollution?

Plastic pollution  is the accumulation of plastic products, which h affects environment ,wildlife and wildlife habitat or humans. Plastic that act as pollutants are categorized in to------micro, meso or micro debris based on size.

Plastic wastes spoiling the climate, oceans, plants, birds, and drinking water as it is included in daily use products. The most devastating elements of this pollution are that the plastic takes thousands of year decay. As a result, fish and wildlife are becoming intoxicated. Consequently the toxins from the plastics have entered the food chain threatening human health. Humans are the primary source of producing and using of plastics.

Indian scenario

India is a major producer of plastic waste that ends up in the ocean. Government had taken major steps to prevent as plastic pollution and solid waste management rules of 2016. However state governments have shown least concern about such severe issues.

On the other hand the center’s somewhat liberal estimate shows over 60% of about 25,000 tonnes of plastic waste generated daily.  This huge amount of trash is being released in to the environment especially through Ganga-brahmaputra-meghna river system. This river system is on the UN map of 10 rivers worldwide that collectively carry the bulk of the plastic waste in to the ocean.

Way forward

There are certain ways to reduce plastic ways:-

* Recycling can help reduce the amount of garbage that ends up in landfills, waterways and ecosystem.

*Awareness campaign--- To bring owns shopping bags the usefulness of these thin and easily ripped bags is extremely limited.

---* Stop buying bottled water plastic water bottles are an easy target for reducing waste

---* Say no to straws plastic straws are often a single-use item that's just not necessary.

---* Switch from, disposable diapers to cloth.

---* The majority of plastic waste is generated in the kitchen, glass containers can be replaced from the plastic one.

There are more thousands of ways to control plastic pollution. Comprehensive plans are needed to spread awareness among people to reduce plastic pollution.