Plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental challenges of our time, with statistics showing that there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish by 2050. To change the future, we all need to play our part. Whether it is a bottled soft drink, a bag and fishing gear trash (ghost nets), single-use plastic has become embedded in our daily lives. The low cost, convenience and lightness of these products have revolutionized the packaging of goods. However, the catastrophic environmental cost of this convenience is now becoming increasingly clear.
For World Environment Day, we are inviting all our project partners, governments, communities and students to mobilize their networks to participate in a clean-up and find out where the waste is coming from. This could be along on a beach of Ponnyet Village, Kyeintali that is littered with plastic and fishing gear trash (ghost net). While beach clean-ups may only address the plastic issue at the end of its life cycle, they are a great way for communities and students to see the extent of plastic waste first-hand and rethink their behaviour.
And Dr. Maung Maung Kyi, Chairman, RCA was also explained about World Environment Day history when that day become and what we made activities that day by Global and RCA. He also explained about this year slogan: BEAT PLASTIC POLLUTION- the main objectives is to inspire local fishers communities, governments and students (and parents) on how young people can take action to protect the environment and to aware about single-use plastics and how they can reduce, reuse and recycle. He said that we all participate to support and protect our environment and natures.