World Environment Day: Here’s is how the host country, India, started the day

India, the host of this year’s World Environment Day, started the day by saying no to plastic. specifically single use plastic, in the heart of New Delhi. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, whose organisation Isha spearheaded Rally for Rivers campaign last year, was in conversation with Dia Mirza, UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador for India, and Erik Solheim, the head of UN Environment at the Connaught Place. The theme of this year’s environment day is ‘combating plastic pollution’

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Sadhguru said that there is a link between ecology and economy. To reduce the use of plastic, specifically single use plastic, stringent laws have to be introduced.

Dia Mirza who is the ambassador for the UN Environment reiterated four ways, which can be implemented in the daily lives, to reduce plastic.

 

On Monday , Mirza and Solheim visited the Taj Mahal and pledged to create litter free zone around the monument.

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Later in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address an event marking the Day. He will also visit the exhibition set up on the occasion at the Rajpath lawns.

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