NARENDRA MODI - 1st PLASTIC FREE PM
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HIGH HOPES FOR INDIA - There are many reasons for reducing reliance on plastics. In the end we hope that a sustainable economics argument may hold sway over short term convenience. We're voting for Narendra Modi# We'd urge you, the voters to share your thoughts with the PM @ 12 March 2021.
India and other Commonwealth nations have so far paid lip service to dealing with plastic pollution, but without any real legal or enforceable bite, or indeed, any tangible solution. Thus the problem persists unabated with no real solution in sight, from short-sighted policies and policy makers lacking in vision - who simply won't apply the brakes. The lack of success in cleaning up the world's rivers and oceans to date speaks for itself.
We need more and immediate action in terms of applying the policy brakes. To this end The Cleaner Ocean Foundation has put together a (draft) 7 Point Plastic Plan, that they hope will be taken seriously by the UN's members in all things sustainable, especially the World Health Organization and Food and Agriculture Organization. As per SDG14: Life Below Water. The Plan also impinges on SDG13, where much plastic is burned to dispose of, causing huge CO2 plumes in developing countries.
Potentially the first Plastic-Free Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, could help make a big difference in supporting proposals like this at UN level, and, for example, cleaning up one of the dirtiest rivers in the world the Ganges.
Mother Ganga is India's signature river. Like the Thames in the UK, it reveals the state of play in India, alongside other potholed policies.
This is our 7 Point Ocean Plastic Plan:
1. Supermarket packaging transformation (back) to paper predominantly
DIRTY BIRTIE - India has one of the filthiest and most disgusting rivers and tributaries in the world. So far the Prime Minister of India has not been able to deal with it. But we live in high hopes that his God helps him, and his policy advisers, to see the light. Though, cleaning up this river complex will be nothing short of a miracle.
SEPTEMBER 2019 - Prime Minister Narendra
Modi has urged the world to say 'goodbye to single-use
plastic' while addressing the session of the 14th Conference
of Parties (COP Summit) to United Nations Convention to Combat
Desertification (UNCCD) in Greater Noida, on Monday. He stated
that the menace of plastic waste is a form of land
degradation. If this is not prevented, it will be impossible
to reverse, said PM Modi. Addressing the gathering based on
the theme 'Investing in Land, Unlocking Opportunities', PM
Modi said, "I call upon the leadership of UNCCD to create
a global water action agenda which is central to the land
degradation neutrality strategy."
New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to resolve to make the country free from single-use plastic and appreciated the efforts by some people for undertaking cleanliness drive.
have to think how garbage gets on beaches and mountains in the
first place; after all, it is one amongst us who leaves this
garbage there, we should take a resolve that we will not leave
garbage at all," the Prime Minister said.
OCEAN HEALTH - We have high hopes that the most powerful world leaders will be pushing to secure fish health as part of their food security plans. This of course means ridding us of the plastic menace with a Plan that is technically workable, enforceable and economically sound. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the 7Seven Point Plastic Plan.
REPUBLIC WORLD 17th September, 2019 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi Calls For A Plastic-free Gujarat
are unwilling to commit resources to recover the millions of
tons of toxic plastic that is already in our oceans, even
where it threatens long term food security and biodiversity.
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BUILD UP - Plastic has accumulated in five ocean hot spots called gyres, see here in this world map derived from information published by 5 Gyres. unfortunately, with projects like SeaVax being refused funding, there is little hope that our ocean might be flushed clean. What we might hope for is that the United Nations opts for measures to (effectively) ban plastics for single use packaging.
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