The event emphasised the role of schools, colleges and universities in protecting nature and environment as well as beating plastic pollution, stated another official release.
Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, stated on India's pledge: "This has been the biggest, most resonant World Environment Day ever, thanks to the leadership of our global host India".
Noting that the per capita plastic consumption in India was much lower than in many parts of the developed world, he said India's national mission on cleanliness and sanitation - Swachh Bharat Abhiyan -has a special focus on "plastic waste management".
Biruta was speaking while closing the "Beat Plastic Pollution Walk" held in Kigali during the Kigali Car Free Day on Sunday.
Some 150 million tonnes of plastic litter the seas across the world and 8 million more are added every year, largely as a result of the world's addiction to disposable and single-use goods.
On Tuesday, Rwanda will join the rest of the world to celebrate the World Environment Day, under the theme "Beat Plastic Pollution".
The issue will then be explored at a more local level with the award-winning documentary Baykeepers which follows Neil Blake on his journey to investigate the far-reaching impact of plastic waste on Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay.
The celebration of this day provides us with an opportunity to broaden the basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment.
He also reiterated India's commitment to sustainable development.
Many other African counties have launched initiatives to put an end to the plastic bag hazard.
One simplest thing that we can do is to stop using plastic bags and instead take reusable cloth bags for shopping.
Microplastics are small plastic pieces less than five millimeters long which can be harmful to our ocean and aquatic life, and they also make their way into the water supply and enter human bodies. They also present a major problem as they are non-renewable, thus exposing the environment to many toxins, including carcinogens.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today appealed the citizens of Nagaland to commit for a Plastic Free Nagaland by banning the use of plastic in the State within 6 months.
The result was one of the greatest, most lethal, and most efficient Finals games in National Basketball Association history. JaVale McGee scored on a series of lay-ups, Curry started to find his shot and Durant kept pouring in bucket after bucket.
Coast Guard change-of-command ceremony, said the jobs data represented "yet one more historic milestone". But manufacturing jobs under President Trump are growing, by a lot, after declining under Barack Obama.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov walks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang during their meeting on Thursday. Trump wrote in his letter last week that the talks would be "inappropriate" following the "hostility" from North Korea.
Thousands have been evacuated from the area, but officials fear that up to a dozen residents who chose to stay could be dead. Kathy Emery, who evacuated from her 5-acre farm in Kapoho, said she doesn't know if she has a home to go back to.
He went on to say that Syria was a sovereign state and it would cooperate with whoever it wished to counter terrorism. Assad told Russian TV Thursday that Syria had no Iranian troops on its soil. "The Americans should leave somehow".
This was in part because several prominent Russian journalists critical of Putin's policies have been murdered in recent years. It said it had detained a Ukrainian citizen recruited by Russian Federation to find someone to kill Mr Babchenko.
First quarter, 8:14, 15-6 Warriors: The Warriors are on fire, connecting on their first seven shot attempts of the game. Smith has missed more than half his shots in eight straight games - his longest such cold streak since November.
However, she recently tweeted that she was "working hard" and "feeling great", but some believe that the FLOTUS didn't write it. She addressed them on Wednesday, tweeting: "I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I'm doing".
The letter is dated January 29 and addressed to Mueller from John Dowd, a Trump lawyer who has since resigned from the legal team. Mueller is investigating Russia's attempts to sway voters in the 2016 election and whether Trump associates provided any help.
The riff was playful, but a bit awkward considering the event was to honor Gold Star families, who have lost loved ones at war. The White House had said gave no official reason for Melania Trump not going on this trip.
In households with an annual income of $75,000 or more per year, 96 percent of teens say they have access to a computer at home. More than a third of teens said they used SnapChat most often, followed by YouTube (32 percent) and Instagram (15 percent).
Aussies Smith and Oh struggle at US Open
He was briefly tied for the lead Saturday until three-putt bogeys on the 16th and 18th holes, and he had to settle for a 68. Spain's Carlota Ciganda shot a three-under 69 to finish alone in third place, four strokes back of Kim and Ariya.
SpaceX delays plans to send tourists around Moon
SpaceX may try to recover the Falcon 9 fairings at sea, which make up the rocket's nose cone, where the payload is encased. The good side of all this is it actually extends our (on orbit) life capability from 15 to 22 years.
Novak Djokovic reveals shocking news after French Open loss
The Bulgarian, a two-time Grand Slam semi-finalist, has still never reached the second week at Roland Garros in eight attempts. Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after a point in the fourth set against Italy's Marco Cecchinato in Paris on June 5, 2018.
Lava nears Champagne Ponds in Kapoho Bay
The area contains a mix of vacation rental properties and year-round residences, The Associated Press reported . Police on Monday said a man sped through a checkpoint near an intersection where lava was approaching.
China: Tariffs by US would wipe out trade progress
He said Washington would use its move on Tuesday to slap punitive tariffs on Chinese imports as a bargaining chip. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said then that the USA tariffs were suspended and the trade war "on hold".
Warriors Announce Klay Thompson’s Status For Game 2
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Las Vegas Heat Wave Melting Ice at Stanley Cup Final
Anything they can put a jersey on, they've got a jersey on; statues, buildings, it's insane . "I think he embraces the challenge". The Golden Knights trailed 3-2 entering the final 20 minutes but couldn't net the equalizer despite a 15 shot barrage.