Every year World Environment Day has a host country and a theme. This year it's being hosted in India and the theme is to Beat Plastic pollution.
India, the host for this year, has pledged to clean up it's monuments and reduce the use of plastic disposables around them. The Taj Mahal has already has cleaning drives, with teams picking plastic out of the Yamuna river which flows behind it.
This years theme aims is to spread awareness of the consequences of disposables and the alternatives to them. The slogan we should all follow is:
If you can’t reuse it, refuse it.
If an item can only be used once and is then thrown away after, don’t use it. From plastic bags to disposable coffee cups, we use a lot of items briefly which will spend years only to dissolve into microplastics which will further pollute the environment. From carrying your own shopping bags and your own coffee mug, there are a lot of ways we can greatly reduce the plastic pollution we spread.