SUDI agency CEO Hashim Mohamud warned against harmful materials into the environment.
Pollution is the introduction of harmful materials into the environment. These harmful materials are called pollutants. Pollutants can be natural, such as volcanic ash. They can also be created by human activity, such as trash or runoff produced by factories. Pollutants damage the quality of air, water, and land.
“plastics, including microplastics, are now ubiquitous in our natural environments. Since the 1970s, the rate of plastic production has grown faster than that of any other material. Around the world, 1 million plastic bottles are purchased every minute, while up to 5 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year. In total, half of all plastic produced is designed for single-use purposes. Plastics are becoming part of the Earth’s fossil record and a marker of the Anthropocene, our current geological era” Mr Hashim Said.
World Environment Day is meant to remind us that the whole surface of the Earth is a series of connected ecosystems, from deserts to oceans to peatlands. Often, distant ecosystems rely on each other in unexpected ways. For example, each year the Amazon Rain Forest is fertilized by phosphorous contained in about 22,000 tons of dust carried by winds from the Sahara Desert, thousands of miles away.For thousands of years, people have coexisted with ecosystems; but as human populations have grown, we have begun to encroach on and—in some cases—overtake them, causing their rich biodiversity and delicate balances to suffer. That, in turn, has limited the ability of ecosystems to deliver vital services to humanity.