The Ministry of Environment through the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) calls up Rwandans to join hands in ‘Beat Plastic Pollution Walk’ which slated on June 3rd, 2018.
The statement dated June 1st, 2018 claims the campaign is aimed at raising awareness and encourage the general public to join the effort to address plastic pollution.
“We invite everyone to join us this Sunday for a special edition of Car Free Day in Kigali. The Beat Plastic Pollution Walk is a great opportunity to demonstrate our shared commitment to improving our health and environment by ending the use of single use plastics and addressing plastic waste,” said Eng. Coletha Ruhamya, Director General of REMA.
“We urge Rwandans to make the switch and say no to single use plastics. Let’s stop using plastic straws, cups, plates and bottles and instead find sustainable alternatives,” Eng. Ruhamya added.
On 29 May 2018, Rwanda launched National Environment Week. The week concludes on June 5th,2018 which is World Environment Day.
Apart from the said ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ Walk, many different activities aiming at addressing plastic pollution have been organised, including a high-level policy conference on strategies and mechanisms to address plastic pollution, a countrywide inspection of the illegal use of plastic bags, community work ‘Umuganda’ at which a message on addressing plastic pollution was delivered, a Green Drinks Kigali discussion on plastic management, and an exhibition on plastic recycling, among others.
The event is organized in partnership with Kigali city as part of the 2018 National Environment Week and World Environment Day.
Fred Masengesho Rugira,Bwiza.com