Up to date: Jun 05, 2019 21:56 IST
Siliguri(West Bengal) [India], June 5 (ANI): On the event of World Atmosphere Day, the varsity going college students of Siliguri in affiliation with United Nations Atmosphere Program(UNEP), collectively organised “UnPlastic Ploggers Run” right here on Wednesday.
Greater than 300 college students had been divided into 4 teams, collected plastic associated issues from town and gathered in a single place to make plastic-free metropolis slogans.
In response to the organisers, they’ve began the drive in opposition to the usage of plastic carry baggage and different associated issues.
“It’s discovered that folks use plastic for one time, then throw it on the streets which may be very harmful. So, we need to make individuals conscious that how it’s affecting our nature,” they mentioned.
In response to experiences, a million plastic ingesting bottles are bought each minute, whereas as much as 5 trillion single-use plastic baggage are used worldwide yearly.
In complete, half of all plastic merchandise are designed for use solely as soon as after which thrown away. Researchers estimate that greater than 8.three billion tonnes of plastic have been produced because the early 1950s.
About 60 per cent of that plastic has ended up both in a landfill or the pure atmosphere. Greater than 99 per cent of plastic is produced from chemical substances derived from oil, pure fuel, and coal.
As per researchers, if the present developments proceed, by 2050, the plastic business may account for 20 per cent of the world’s complete oil consumption. (ANI)