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Firm to eliminate 75% plastic packaging by 2025

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HP Inc. says it will be eliminating 75 per cent of single-use plastic packaging by 2025, as part of its efforts to reduce environmental footprint. Plastic pollution The company restated the commitment in its just-released 2019 Sustainable Impact Report on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. The report also highlighted the progress the company was making to drive diversity and inclusion as well as ...

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Firm launches ‘plastic responsibly’ initiative

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A strategic communications firm, CMC Connect (Perception Managers), on Saturday, June 6, 2020 said it had launched an initiative called “Plastic Responsibly” to educate Nigerians on the dangers of littering plastics in the environment. Plastic pollution Sunkanmi Ogunniyi, Associate Group Head, CMC Connect (Perception Managers), made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos. He said the initiative ...

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Kenya bans single-use plastic in parks, public spaces

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya’s ban on single-use plastic in protected areas, such as beaches, forests and national parks, came into effect on Friday, June 5, 2020 to coincide with World Environment Day. President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta “The ban underlines the government’s commitment in addressing the plastic pollution menace,” Najib Balala, secretary for tourism and wildlife, said in a statement. Kenya banned single-use ...

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How to reduce plastic and other ocean pollution

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Liz Hollaway, Jenna Jambeck, Ellie Moss and Brajesh Dubey in this treatise released on Monday, May 26, 2020, offer insights on how to “turn off the tap” of pollutants Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: DW.com Plastic has gone from the greatest invention of the modern era to one of the most challenging materials to manage. ...

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Lagos urges residents to control plastic pollution

Babatunde Durosimi-Etti

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 urged the residents to support its efforts to control plastic pollution in the state. Commissioner for the Environment, Mr Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, gave the advice during the commemoration of the World Environment Day (WED) in Lagos. Durosinmi-Etti, who was represented by Mr Babatunde Hunpe, the Special Adviser to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode on ...

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Climate Wednesday to Celebrate World Environment Day with #Sport4PlasticPollution – @ClimateWed

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What is World Environmental Day being a global celebration of nature, a day to reconnect with the places that matter most to us.   A Platform for Action: World Environment Day is the UN’s most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a ...

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GEF, others unveil investments for oceans protection

Naoko Ishii

New investments in issues ranging from coastal fisheries and conservation funds to combating plastic pollution and expanding marine protected areas were on Friday announced by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) at the Our Ocean conference that held during the week in Washington DC, USA. Alongside fellow environment and conservation leaders, the GEF CEO and Chairperson, Naoko Ishii, stressed the need to match ...

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