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India has said that it is dedicated to addressing plastic pollution to lessen its negative impact on terrestrial and marine ecosystems, as well as the wellbeing of its people. Speaking at the United Nations Environment Assembly’s (UNEA) fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly on Tuesday, Environment Secretary Ms Leena Nandan said, “India reiterates its commitment to sustainable development, and supports global efforts in this direction.”
The progress towards the SDGs can be accelerated through strong global partnerships in accordance with agreements under multilateral environmental conventions, Ms Nandan said.
Union environment minister Bhupender Yadav had also recently said that India will play a vital role in the UNEA on the issues of sustainable use and recycle economy, reports news agency PTI.
“Our ministry has already brought out the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022, following the directions and vision of the prime minister to ban single-use plastic by 2022,” he had said.
According to the ministry, on Sunday, three resolutions were put forth by member states-Peru, Rwanda, Japan and India-on plastic pollution.