World Environment Day

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This year, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India envisages to celebrate the World Environment Day 2023 with a thrust on the Mission LiFE.

About World Environment Day:

  • Objective of the day: World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment.
  • Date of observance: Every year on 5th of June.
  • Why June 5? To mark the first day of The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment which was held in Stockholm, Sweden from June 5–16 in 1972.
  • First year of observance of WED: In 1974 the first WED was held with the theme "Only One Earth".
  • The theme for World Environment Day on 5 June 2023 will focus on solutions to plastic pollution under the campaign #BeatPlasticPollution.


Q1) How plastics are made?

Plastics are made from natural materials such as cellulose, coal, natural gas, salt and crude oil through a polymerisation or polycondensation process

Source: World Environment Day 2023 to be celebrated with a thrust on Mission LiF