Darebin Mayor Kim Le Cerf, who will join the discussion panel, says both the film screenings and the Q&A session will be a great opportunity for people to learn more about the issue of plastic pollution and what we can do about it.
Since it was first celebrated in 1974, the Day has helped raise awareness and generate political momentum around global environmental concerns such as ozone depletion, desertification and global warming.
The report noted, by some estimates, as many as five trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year.
"Fifteen thousand tonnes of plastic waste is generated every day, 9,000 tonnes is collected and recycled, but 6,000 tonnes of plastic waste is not collected and remain littered", Javadekar said.
He said that a series of efforts were being undertaken in India to reduce the single-use-plastic pollution.
"Plastics can not be recycled nor transformed".
The African Development Bank (AfDB) is calling for collective action to reduce the pressing environmental and health challenges posed by plastic waste.
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Following the launch of the "Plastic Bottle Free Initiative", the minister handed over tumblers to heads of departments and divisions to replace water bottles in the ministry. "Scientists estimate that there are over 150 million tonnes of plastics in the ocean and, if nothing changes, plastic in oceans will weigh more than their fish by 2050", Sage added.
With an objective to curb the plastic menace, distribution of jute bag was started on the occasion, which would subsequently cover all employees.
Scotland has committed to phase out the use of non-recyclable plastics and is now designing a deposit return scheme for drinks packaging that could see recycling rates of more than 90 per cent.
The report specifically recommends that policy makers take actions to improve waste management, promote eco-friendly alternatives, educate consumers, enable voluntary reduction strategies and successfully implement bans or levies on the use and sale of single-use plastics.
Plastic can persist in the environment for almost a thousand years before it fully disintegrates and keeping this in mind, many organisations and governments are looking for alternatives to tackle this problem.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged everybody to stop using single-use plastics which have reached astronomical numbers.