Saturday, Mar 06, 2021 | Last Update : 11:02 AM IST

  India   All India  31 May 2018  EU delegation to India to organise series of evnts on World Environment Day

EU delegation to India to organise series of evnts on World Environment Day

PTI
Published : May 31, 2018, 1:33 pm IST
Updated : May 31, 2018, 1:33 pm IST

In this year's theme, a conference on sharing best practices on plastic waste management will be held on June 1 at Vigyan Bhawan.

This event will focus on combating plastic pollution and reducing plastic footprint across the EU Member states. (Photo: Representational/ANI)
 This event will focus on combating plastic pollution and reducing plastic footprint across the EU Member states. (Photo: Representational/ANI)

New Delhi: The Delegation of the European Union to India and EU member states will organise a series of green initiatives here to mark the World Environment Day this year with the theme being ‘Beat Plastic Pollution', officials said on May 31.

In this year's theme, a conference on sharing best practices on plastic waste management will be held on June 1 at Vigyan Bhawan.

 

"On June 1, the Embassy of Sweden and Ploggers of India together with the Delegation of the European Union to India (EUD) and other EU Embassies will get together for a 'plogging' event," the EU delegation said in a statement here.

Plogging is a Swedish workout trend which combines jogging with picking up waste. ‘Plocka upp' is Swedish for ‘pick up' which combined with the universal word ‘jogging' results in the term ‘plogging', it said.

This event will focus on combating plastic pollution and reducing plastic footprint across the EU Member states.

Thereafter, on June 5, the EUD and the embassies of the European Union Member States will announce and adopt a ‘Green Pledge' aimed at eliminating the use of single-use plastic products, saving energy and water resources and managing waste.

 

Tags: european union (eu), world environment day, plastic pollution
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi