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World Environment Day Commemoration Exhibition 2023

Each Year, 5th of June is commemorated as the World Environment Day. The theme for the World Environment Day on 5th June 2023 will focus on Solution to Plastic Pollution under the campaign #beatplasticpollution. The world is covered with plastic. More than 400 million tons of plastic are produced each year, half of which are designed to be used only once. Of these, less than 10% is recycled. It is estimated that between 19 and 23 million tons end up in lakes, rivers and seas. Today, plastic clogs our landfills, seeps into the ocean, and burns in toxic smoke, making it one of the most serious threats to the planet. Not only that, but what is less well known is that microplastics find their way into the food we eat, the water we drink, and even the air we breathe. Many plastic products contain dangerous additives that can pose a threat to our health. The good news is that we have the science and solutions to address the problem, and a lot is already happening. What is most needed now is a wave of public and political pressure to increase and accelerate action by governments, businesses and other stakeholders to resolve this crisis. This underlines the importance of this World Environment Day that mobilizes action from all corners of the world. World Environment Day 2023 will show how countries, companies and people are learning to use the material more sustainably, offering hope that plastic pollution will one day be history.

Parallel to this date , The World Environment Day Exhibition is organized by the Sri Lanka Turtle Conservation Project in collaboration with Panadura Urban Council and Department of Coast Conservation. The Exhibition will be held on  8th , 9th and 10th of June 2023 at Panadura town hall and its surrounding premises from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. Exhibition stalls will be presented by Government Institutes and the Sri Lanka Turtle Conservation Project. Central Environmental Authority, Department of National Zoological Gardens, Department of Coast Conservation, National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA), Sri Lanka Navy, sDepartment of National Museums, Forest Department, Ocean University, Department of Fisheries will be present on that day. There will be exhibits of snakes, marine and freshwater fish, live mangroves, model turtles and coral reefs and many more exhibits. Our official media partner is TV Derana. You all are welcome!