A series of activities will be organised by the Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable Development to mark the World Environment Day (WED) 2018, commemorated on 05 June.
An official ceremony is scheduled on 05 June 2018 at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute when the eco-bin project would be launched as well as a video clip, posters and pamphlets on the negative impacts of plastic on the environment.
Other activities include an exhibition on 07 and 08 June 2018 at the City Council of Port Louis to sensitise the public on the impacts of plastic inland and at sea; and one-day cleaning of the beach and lagoon at the Flic-en-Flac Public Beach and sensitisation campaigns to create awareness in the public.
WED is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of the environment. It has been a flagship campaign for raising awareness on emerging environmental issues from marine pollution, human overpopulation and global warming to sustainable consumption. Over the years it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach, with participation from over 143 countries annually.
Every year the WED is organised around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2018, Beat Plastic Pollution, is a call to action for everyone to come together to combat one of the great environmental challenges of our time.
Source: Government of Mauritius