President calls for banning single-use plastics

first_imgPresident David GrangerPresident David Granger, in his World Environment Day message, said now was the time for Guyanese to act and help beat plastic pollution by curtailing their use of single-use plastics.This year, World Environment Day (June 5) was observed under the theme “Beating Plastic Pollution” and, according to the President, it reminds us that the indiscriminate and insanitary dumping of single-use plastics and other non-biodegradable substances threatens the health of citizens and the food they consume.“Plastic pollution represents a serious challenge to Guyana’s environmental security. Plastic pollution is dangerous. It has contributed to congested drainage system; resulted in flooding and insanitary conditions; depleted aquatic life and contaminated creeks, rivers, freshwater supplies and waters used for drinking, bathing, fishing and washing. Guyana is on the way to becoming a ‘Green State’. It is developing policies aimed at protecting the environment by reducing, and, eventually eliminating, plastic pollution,” the statement said.Meanwhile, United Nations General Secretary António Guterres said a healthy planet was essential for a prosperous and peaceful future, noting that we all have a role to play in protecting our only home.“It can be difficult to know what to do or where to start. That’s why this World Environment Day has just one request: beat plastic pollution. Our world is swamped by harmful plastic waste. Every year, more than eight million tonnes end up in the oceans. Microplastics in the seas now outnumber stars in our galaxy. From remote islands to the Artic, nowhere is untouched. If present trends continue, by 2050, our oceans will have more plastic than fish. On World Environment Day, the message is simple: reject single-use plastic,” the SG noted.World Environment Day is the most important day in the UN’s calendar of events dealing with the environment. It is an opportunity for nations and peoples around the world to recommit to practical policies and sustained action to promote global environmental security.last_img read more

Dbacks president Derrick Hall Franchise still f

first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke The Cardinals made sure to bring Ware back, signing the free agent in the wake of Adrian Wilson’s biceps injury, suffered Saturday.A veteran of seven NFL seasons, Ware has found a niche with the Cardinals as a backup safety, a role the Cardinals would likely want him to fill again this season.Whatever he ends up doing for the Cardinals, things will be a little different this time around for the 28-year-old, as new defensive coordinator Ray Horton is instituting a few changes.Ware is a fan.“It’s definitely an attack defense,” he said. “Watching the film from Saturday’s scrimmage, just saw guys flying around and having a lot of fun.”For his career Ware has tallied 115 tackles and one interception.ArizonaSports.com’s Kyndra de St. Aubin contributed to this report 0 Comments   Share   Matt Ware is comfortable with the Arizona Cardinals.The safety has spent the last five years of his career with the team, making the decision to come back a fairly easy one.“Obviously I know the staff, I know a lot of the guys that are here,” he told reporters at Cardinals training camp Monday. Then again, Ware added that he’s not trying to be comfortable right now, that it’s all about taking advantage of the opportunity he’s been given. center_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories last_img read more