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India is the global host of 2018 World Environment Day which will take place on June 5, 2018.  With “Beat Plastic Pollution” as the theme for this year’s edition, the world is coming together to combat single-use plastic pollution.

​​Plastic Pollution facts:

  • Every year the world uses 500 billion plastic bags.
  • Each year, at least 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in the oceans, the equivalent of a full garbage truck every minute.
  • In the last decade, world produced more plastic than in the whole last century.
  • 50 percent of the plastic world use is single-use or disposable.
  • People of world buy 1 million plastic bottles every minute.
  • Plastic makes up 10% of all of the waste world generate.
On this occasion MoEF&CC is organizing Mini marathon, River front and beach cleaning programs all over India. In Karnataka EMPRI is organizing Mini marathon at Cubbon Park on 03rd June 2018, beach cleaning at Panambur, Malpe, Gokarna and Karwar from 1st June 2018 onwards, in collaboration with College of Fisheries, Mangalore. The river front cleaning is organized at Pennar and kabini in Nanjanagudu from 4th June, 2018 onwards.
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​Plastic Ban Notification (Direction under Section 5 of The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986) in Karnataka at a glance

     Items Banned    Plastic Carry Bag, Plastic Banners, Plastic Buntings, Flex, Plastic flags, Plastic Plates, Plastic Cups, 

                                   Plastic Spoons, Cling Films, Plastic sheets used for spreading on dining Table, Plastic straws

    ​Material :  Plastic, thermocoal and plastic microbeads

   Activities:  Manufacture, supply, sale, and use

    Exception:    1. Manufactures in Special Economic zone and Export Oriented units for Export

                          2. Plastic bag that constitute integral part of packaging

                          3. Plastic bags and sheets used in forestry and Horticulture nurseries against orders from govt.  departments or the                                          firms concerned

                          4. Plastic used for packing of milk and milk products (diary products)


    Enforcing Officers:       a. The commissioner, Joint Commissioners, Revenue officers, All Health officers, and all enigeers of BBMP

                                            b. Deputy Commissioners

                                            c. Commissioners of city corporations; Chief Officers, health officers health officers of local bodies

                                            d. Assistant Environmental Officer, Deputy Environmental Officers, Environmental officers, and Senior                                                     Environmental Officers of KSPCB

                                            e. Assistant commissioners of revenue subdivisions

                                            f. Tahsilders of all Taluks

                                            g. All officers of commercial tax departments

                                            h. All officers of Departments of food and Civil supplies

                                            i.  The controller, Deputy controller and regional officers of legal metrology Department

                                            j.  Police

                                            k. Commissionerate of Food & Safety​

    Officers to take cognizance of offences and initiate action and file case in the jurisdictional court :

  1. Secretary to Government (Ecology and Environment), FEE
  2. Chairman and member secretary, KSPCB
  3. Assistant Commissioners of the District
  4. Assistant commissioners of Revenue sub Divisions
  5. Regional Officers of KSPCB

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Schools Participating In Mini Marathon



Sl.No School Name and Address Number of Students
1 GHPS. Puttenahalli. Puttenahalli. Bangalore 250
2 GHPS.  Hombegowda, Wilson Garden Bangalore 100
3 GHPS Adugodi Wilson Garden Bangalore

150 

4 GHPS Gollarhatti, Bangalore 100
5 GHPS ,Sarjapur Road Agara  Bangalore 200
6 GHPS (Telagu)  Vivek Nagar Bangalore 100
7 GHPS  Domlur, Bangalore 100
8 GHPS  Yediyur, Bangalore 100

Department Participating in Mini Marathon 


Sl.No Name No. of Participants
1 EMPRI 65
2 MoEF & CC 32
3 CPCB 21
4 KSPCB 100
5 ITBP 50
6 BBMP 250​

​​ Photos of Marathon  on World Environment Day 2018
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Flag Hoisting  by  Smt. Vandita Sharma, IAS , ACS , FEE   &                  R. Sampath Raj, Bangalore Mayor, at Marathon 
Momento & Certificate Presented by R. Sampath Raj  Bangalore Mayor to Sonalisa Patel, Envithon Logo Designer MoEF & CC
Photos of Cyclothon  on World Environment Day 2018
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              Stalls at Marathon on world Environment Day 2018 
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Environmental Skit on World Environment Day 2018 at Cubbon Park 

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Photos of ​​River Front Cleanin​g at Pennar River, Nandi Hills ​

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Photos of ​​River Front Cleanin​g at Kapila River, Nanjangud ​

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