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On August 14 this year (2019 the Government of Pakistan celebrated two independence days: one commemorating the nation's freedom for 72 years. The other? Freedom from single-use plastic bags. Pakistan has joined 128 countries in the fight against plastic pollution, and it started with Islamabad's pilot project banning the use of plastic bags in the capital city. Moving towards environmental sustainability is one of the World Bank’s key commitments to the Government of Pakistan and to ourselves, and so we decided to walk the talk. For the past year, the World Bank Islamabad campus has been free of single-use plastic.
The world’s oceans are already drowning in plastic trash. And instead of working to stem the tide of pollution, plastic manufacturers want to dramatically increase U.S. plastic production over the next decade.
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Tackling plastic waste is one of the critical obstacles to achieving a circular economy. At the 2019 Pacific Summit, Kosi Latu, Deputy Director or SPREP, explains what the challenges facing the Pacific region are in relation to plastic waste, and what can be done to address them.
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We need to be constantly vigilant when it comes to protecting oceans from pollution, says Sara Aminzadeh, Commissioner with the California Coastal Commission. The evolution of public and environmental health protection must keep up with the risks and potential harm that come with rapid industrial and technological innovations.
How to Scale Solutions for Ocean Health? Make them Profitable.
In today's capital-driven society, investing money in ocean tech entrepreneurs is the way to create truly scaleable change, says Daniela Fernandez, Founder and CEO of the Sustainable Ocean Alliance.
Most of us know the Arctic exists, but how many have had the chance to see it for ourselves? In our new series Frozen Islands, Arctic Seas, conservation biologist Joshua Powell gives us a glimpse of the remote Russian High Arctic and discusses issues vital to biodiversity in the region. This week, he talks about the threat of plastic waste, which seabirds often mistake for bits of fish. New episodes every Wednesday - subscribe now so you don’t miss out!
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Plastics are durable, light and versatile. However, they take up to 400 years to decompose. This will affect people’s lives for the next 16 generations.
Our excessive use of plastics is impacting ocean health and biodiversity. By 2050, there could be more plastics in the ocean than fish by weight.
The Plastic Oceans remake of the Evian Baby Advert Shocking to see Evian using the Ocean to sell what is causing it so much harm! Please Share to raise awareness of this URGENT issue!
The first Coca-Cola bottle made partially from marine litter. #worldwithoutwaste
Sir David Attenborough has an update from Blue Planet II about our plastic consumption.
Sir David Frederick Attenborough; born 8 May 1926)is an English broadcaster and natural historian. He is best known for writing and presenting, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, the nine natural history documentary series forming the Life collection that together constitute a comprehensive survey of animal and plant life on Earth.
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