Given the environmental urgency on a global scale, 2018 World Environment Day looks to lastingly combat the scourge of single-use, non-recyclable plastic pollution. From political decision-makers through citizens to business heads, everyone must combine their efforts to develop the alternative practices required to meet this imperative.
This year, India will host WED on June 5. A symbolic choice that encourages the country to make an even stronger commitment to recycling waste. The Indian government, which has made public hygiene a national priority over the past decades, is also looking to take advantage of the event to raise environmental awareness among citizens: large-scale cleaning operations are being deployed for the occasion in public spaces, forests and coastal areas.