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Break up with plastic this V-Day: UN environment chief

As the world prepares to mark Valentine’s Day, the UN Environment Programme head has urged people around the world to make a bold move and ‘break up’ with plastic. “This Valentine’s Day we are urging people to break up with throwaway bottles ... read more

China promises restrictions on plastic waste

It has promised rules on plastic products ... “China’s signing up would be of huge benefit to the cleaning up of ocean litter,” said Sam Barratt, chief of public advocacy and communications with UN Environment, adding that membership is not mandatory ... read more

Why are coral reefs important, and why are they dying?

More than 11 billion pieces of plastic larger than five centimetres wide are littering ... "We see globally a very, very, steep decline in the corals," Erik Solheim, the head of the UN Environment Programme, told Al Jazeera. "It's for sure already one ... read more

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Hong Kong’s offshore plastic pollution worse than expected – Volvo Ocean Race crews spot waste far from land

Once they end up in the sea they break down into microplastic ... The damage being done was, said Sam Barratt, chief of public advocacy and communications for UN Environment, “off the scale.” “What we have seen with plastic is a crisis of imagination ... read more

Picking a War with China

Last July, the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled against ... that the United States had not apologized for its colonial atrocities. “I will break up with America,” he said, and promised to expel U.S. troops. But the U.S. remains ... read more

Cafés should be forced to provide free drinking water to cut plastic pollution, says Keep Britain Tidy

“Topping up ... break down into tiny pieces small enough to pass through the wall of the gut into the animal’s flesh. Plastic can contain harmful chemicals but also acts like a magnet, attracting other toxic substances in the environment. The United ... read more

Rising Threat to Marine Life

If reports by the United Nations ... that washes up with the waves. It is light and floats easily so it can travel enormous distances. They are not biodegradable, which means that things like plastic bottles can survive in the marine environment for ... read more

Break up with plastic this V-Day: UN Environment head

Nairobi, Feb 12 (IANS) As the world prepares to mark Valentine's Day, the UN Environment Programme head on Monday urged people around the world to make a bold move and "break up" with plastic. "This Valentine's Day we are urging people to break up with ... read more

Break up with plastic this V-Day: UN Environment head

As the world prepares to mark Valentine's Day, the UN Environment Programme head on Monday urged people around the world to make a bold move and "break up" with plastic. "This Valentine's Day we are urging people to break up with throwaway bottles ... read more


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