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Narendra Modi vowed that India will banned the use of plastic in 2022

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News24xx.com -  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed that India will eliminate all single-use plastics in their country by 2022.

They will also campaign against marine litter and vow to make the national monuments in the country free of trash.


His claim about eliminating plastic is especially ambitious.

 

"We are talking about stopping the flow of plastic uses from 1.3 billion people in one of the countries with fastest growing economy in the world," he said.


The claim is a response to the global action to fight plastic pollution that happens in around 60 countries in the world.

Millions of plastic wastes have entered the ocean each year, choking animals like whales. It has become a problem across the world. 

As cited from The Guardian, microplastic has now been found in tap water and human food with unknown impact on our health.

Several countries have started to act in fighting this problem. In Kenya, plastic bags are banned. In Sri Lanka, Styrofoam is banned. 

In China, they use biodegradable bags instead. Meanwhile, Britain puts tax on single-use plastic bags and bans microbeads in personal hygiene products.

“The choices may not be easy. But through awareness, technology, and a genuine global partnership, I am sure we can make the right choices. Let us all join together to beat plastic pollution and make this planet a better place to live,” Modi said on Tuesday, as cited from The Guardian.

 

 

 

 

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