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Plastic pollution to double by 2030 – UNEP

Plastic pollution

Plastic pollution in oceans and other bodies of water has continued to grow sharply and could more than double by 2030, according to an assessment released on Thursday, October 21, 2021 by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: DW.com The report highlights dire consequences for health, the ...

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Environmentalists report oil spill at Ogboinbiri Bayelsa coastal community

Ineffective clean up

An oil leak has been reported at an oilfield operated by the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) around Ogboinbiri in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The outcome of oil spill The oil leak, which occurred on Oct. 17, 2021 at the NAOC Wellhead 9, was reportedly caused by equipment failure. A field report released on Wednesday, ...

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In Nigeria, toxic waste from WeWood jolts relations with indigenous peoples

WeWood Entrance Gate

The impact of toxic waste disposal in a river area is detrimental to indigenous peoples who live, use and benefit from the environment. WeWood entrance gate On September 3, 2020, the Chinese company, WeWood, engaged in ethanol production, discharged toxic waste into a pit that killed three people in the Omotosho Forest Reserve, Okitipupa council, Ondo State, Nigeria. The deceased ...

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We’ve uncovered what could be a toxic waste dump site, says group

Ogoniland cleanup

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) says it has uncovered what could be a toxic waste dump site operated by an oil major in Kdere, Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State. Remediation ongoing at a site in Deebon/Mogho, Gokana, River State ERA/FoEN in a statement made available to EnviroNews on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, stated that ...

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10bn tonne plastic pollution bomb ticking away globally – Study

Plastic pollution

Humans have to date produced a staggering 10 billion tonnes of plastic – of which about six billion tonnes is now plastic waste in landfill sites or polluting the open environment. Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: DW.com In its new report titled: “The Truth Behind Trash: The scale and impact of the ...

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Experts call for proper disposal of wastewater

Wastewater

Experts have called for effective ways to dispose wastewater because, according to them, it is the leading cause of surface and ground water pollution. Wastewater  Some environmental and health experts disclosed that safe disposal of wastewater has remained a serious problem in the country.  Mr Sylvester Arogundade, who is of the Earth and Environment Initiative, noted that indiscriminate wastewater disposal had ...

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Group backs human rights-based approach to address plastic pollution crisis

Marcos Orellana

EcoWaste Coalition has renewed its call on the government of the Philippines and the industry to decisively act to solve the plasticisation and toxification of the country and the planet due to unbridled plastics production, consumption and disposal. Dr. Marcos Orellana, the UN Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous ...

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World Cleanup Day: Group sensitises Lagos residents on dangers of plastic waste

Plastic pollution

The LasGidis Recyclers on Saturday, September 18, 2021 sensitised residents of Victoria Island, Lagos on the dangers of plastic waste and the benefits of cleaner environment. Plastic pollution The event, held at Iru on Victoria Island, had environmentalists and volunteers clean the area of plastic litters to mark the 2021 World Cleanup Day, held every Sept. 18. The event was ...

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Air pollution: Don seeks strengthened emission control laws, testing

Cars Pollution

A Professor of Environmental Management and Control, Prof. Christian Madu, has urged the federal and state governments to strengthen all existing emission control laws to check air pollution. Cars cause a lot of air pollution Madu, who is of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), gave the advice in an interview in Enugu on Sunday, September 19, 2021. He said ...

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Indonesia court finds president negligent in air pollution lawsuit

Jakarta

An Indonesian court ordered on Thursday, September 16, 2021 President Joko Widodo and other senior government officials to improve the hazardous air quality of the capital Jakarta after finding them guilty of environmental negligence in a civil lawsuit. Air pollution in Jakarta The citizen lawsuit was filed in 2019 against the president, the ministers of health, environment, and home affairs, ...

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