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Earth Day 2018 LIVE Updates: Emphasis on ending plastic pollution, PM Modi reaffirms commitment to mitigate climate change

Earth Day 2018 LIVE Updates: According to Earth Day Network, this year is dedicated to spreading awareness about the pollution caused by plastic and the need to eventually end its use.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |Updated: April 22, 2018 11:38:26 am
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Earth Day 2018 LIVE Updates: Emphasis on the need to end plastic pollutionEarth Day 2018 LIVE Updates: This year’s Earth Day is dedicated to spreading awareness about plastic pollution and the need to tackle it.People around the globe will on Sunday come together to celebrate the Earth Day, a day meant to emphasise on the need to protect the planet and preserve its environment. First celebrated in the United States in 1970, the idea of commemorating such a day was propounded by Gaylord Nelson, a US senator from Wisconsin. Nelson, who had been a witness to the devastation caused by an enormous oil spill in Santa Barbara, California in 1969, felt the urgency of the matter.

According to Earth Day Network, this year’s Earth Day is dedicated to spreading awareness about the pollution caused by plastic and the need to eventually end its use. The Earth Day went global by the 1990s and is now celebrated by at least 192 countries.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 11:18 (IST)

    What is single-use plastic?

    Single-use plastics are disposed after being used once and not put to use again or recycled. These include plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, soda and water bottles and food packaging material. This petroleum-based disposable plastic is not biodegradable or does not decompose, instead, it breaks down into tiny particles after years. Toxic chemicals are released in the process of breaking down and they find their way into our food and water supply. They not only affect human health but also largely harm marine life.

  • 10:11 (IST)

    Too lazy to save the world?

    United Nations tells you about the least you can do to help save planet Earth.

  • 09:44 (IST)

    Ditch these plastic items. NOW!

    Discovery gives you a list of plastic items that have to be given up in order to protect your environment

  • 09:13 (IST)

    PM Modi on Earth Day

    PM Narendra Modi tweeted this morning to give a shoutout to Earth Day, asking people to come together to ‘mitigate the menace of climate change’ as a ‘tribute to our beloved Mother Earth.’

11:38 (IST)22 APR 2018
On #EarthDay, pledge to say no to plastics: BJP MP Babul Supriyo

Babul Supriyo

@SuPriyoBabul

Let’s usage and adopt the eco-friendly alternatives to make our home planet a little less polluted. On pledge to say no to plastics.

11:26 (IST)22 APR 2018
‘Lets take care of Mother Earth’

Kiran Bedi

@thekiranbedi

Mother Earth is saying I take care of you. I give you everything. I love u.
I give u everything you need.
Just love me. Take care of me…

          What is single-use plastic?

Single-use plastics are disposed after being used once and not put to use again or recycled. These include plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, soda and water bottles and food packaging material. This petroleum-based disposable plastic is not biodegradable or does not decompose, instead, it breaks down into tiny particles after years. Toxic chemicals are released in the process of breaking down and they find their way into our food and water supply. They not only affect human health but also largely harm marine life.

11:02 (IST)22 APR 2018
MP Jyotiraditya Scindia calls for sustainable development

Jyotiraditya Scindia

@JM_Scindia

On , let us pledge to come together to work towards sustainable development in India. As Gandhiji said, “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.”

10:50 (IST)22 APR 2018
Focus on mismanaged waste and marine debris

Department of State

@StateDept

April 22 marks . This Earth Day, the United States highlights the need to curb the dramatic growth in the world’s mismanaged waste and marine debris and . https://go.usa.gov/xQZxm 

Earth Day 2018: Managing Mismanaged Waste and Marine Debris

On April 22, the United States joins countries around the world in celebrating the 48th annual Earth Day. Earth Day began in the United States in 1970 as a response to public concern over rising…

blogs.state.gov

10:46 (IST)22 APR 2018

WWF

@WWF

What do ALL sea species have in common? 🐢They’ve all got IN them. As plastic pollution grows more urgent, let’s remember that from land to sea, we’re all connected. This , tell us how you’re doing your part to : http://connect2earth.org 

10:44 (IST)22 APR 2018
Conserve water, conserve life
10:41 (IST)22 APR 2018
Save trees, save Earth

UN Development

@UNDP

The world loses the equivalent of 1,000 football fields of forests every hour. In just six-years, villagers in India restored the 🌳🌿🌴 which used to grow here. See why trees matter for water + : http://ow.ly/TOVz50h3wJ6 

10:39 (IST)22 APR 2018
Reduce. Recycle. Reuse.

Discovery

@Discovery

h(and a lot of missed aluminum opportunities to build a plane ✈️)
♻️ 🌍

10:36 (IST)22 APR 2018
Refugee projects on environment conservation

UN Refugee Agency

@Refugees

Nine refugee projects that ❤️ our precious 🌍.

10:34 (IST)22 APR 2018
HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar gives key action points

Prakash Javadekar

@PrakashJavdekar

To save the Earth our key action points:
1) Save Electricity
2) Conserve Water
3) Segregate & Recycle Waste
Let us all make a pledge to work on our action points. (2/2)

10:32 (IST)22 APR 2018
Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu appeals to the people to their bit

N Chandrababu Naidu

@ncbn

In Amaravati, we are focussing on providing green cover, promoting electric vehicles & energy efficient appliances to make the city eco-friendly. This , we urge the citizens to do their bit for the environment. A green city is a happy city.

10:28 (IST)22 APR 2018
Pledge to give up single-use plastics

WWF-India

@WWFINDIA

If there’s anything you’d like to do for the planet that gives us life this , make sure it involves the pledge to single-use plastics! Tell us how you’re giving up single-use for the Earth in the comments below! Illustration by Mana Majboor

10:23 (IST)22 APR 2018
WWF appeals against the use of straws

WWF

@WWF

is tomorrow! From going strawless to urging your local supermarkets to reduce their use of , there are so many ways to help .
Tell us: how will you and do your part for our shared home? https://pand.as/2JOBi1R 

10:17 (IST)22 APR 2018
Sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik dedicates his 3D art to Earth Day
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Sudarsan Pattnaik

@sudarsansand

On with focus on , appeal all to curb use of plastics & polythene in daily life for well-being of Mother Earth. My at Puri beach with message “Stop pollution Save earth “.

10:15 (IST)22 APR 2018
Towards a greener life

AnimalPlanet

@AnimalPlanet

weekend is upon us and we have a few animals here to help show us how to lead a greener life.

10:11 (IST)22 APR 2018
Too lazy to save the world?

United Nations tells you about the least you can do to help save planet Earth.

10:07 (IST)22 APR 2018
Plastic harms marine life

Discovery

@Discovery

Plastic bags, plastic packing bands, and leftover fishing nets often lead to the injury or death of seals. Help us take care of the planet and the creatures living in it by always picking up trash and recycling. ♻️ 🌍

09:57 (IST)22 APR 2018
United Nations calls for climate action
09:53 (IST)22 APR 2018
NASA shares innovative technologies that help understand planet Earth

NASA

@NASA

Sunday is and we’re celebrating by sharing many of the innovative technologies that help us better understand and protect our home planet. Join the celebration by creating your own shareable views of Earth, using the hashtag + more: http://go.nasa.gov/2Hhv09e 

09:44 (IST)22 APR 2018
Ditch these plastic items. NOW!

Discovery gives you a list of plastic items that have to be given up in order to protect your environment

Discovery

@Discovery

Change your style: How many plastic items can you replace with reusable or glass containers? ♻️ 🌍

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