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World must unite against ‘preventable tragedy’ of ocean pollution: UN chief

From carrying your own water bottle, to volunteering for a local clean-up, everybody needs to do something to stop plastic pollution from getting into the world’s oceans, said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his message for World Oceans Day.

The world is being ‘swamped’ by harmful plastic waste says UN chief, marking Environment Day

The world must unite to “beat plastic pollution” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for World Environment Day on Tuesday, noting that microplastic particles in the ocean, “now outnumber stars in our galaxy”.

Switch to refillable bottles to save oceans from plastic, says advocate

A growing movement aimed at getting Londoners to stop using throw-away plastic bottles has joined forces with the United Nations to save the ocean.

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Recycle Africa enlists UN help to turn “trash to treasure”

To mark the UN Ocean Conference, one African recycling company, has been raising awareness of marine , together with UN agencies on the Kenyan coast this week.

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UNEP launches #CleanSeas campaign to reduce plastic use

Unless people stop dumping plastic items such as bottles, bags and cups after using them just once, there could be more plastic in the oceans than fish by 2050.

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UN environmental agency takes on your neighbourhood plastic bag

The United Nations environmental agency today took on the ubiquitous flimsy plastic shopping bag, launching a children’s book that alerts communities to the menace of discarded plastic and welcoming a Kenyan report that proposes a ban on the flimsiest versions of the bag and slap a hefty levy on thicker ones.