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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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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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Environmentalists call for increased sensitisation on dangers of plastic pollution

Akobi Crescent

An environmentalist, Mr Oladimeji Akinjobi, has called for adequate training and sensitisation of Nigerians on the dangers of plastic pollution to the environment. Plastic waste pollution in Akobi Crescent, Lagos, Nigeria Akinjobi, a co-Director of Horlag Recycling, made the call in an interview in Lagos on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. He noted that concerted efforts and actions had become necessary ...

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Migratory species most vulnerable to plastic pollution, says UN report

Dugong

Migratory species are likely to be among the most vulnerable to plastic pollution, according to a new study released on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 by the Secretariat of the UN’s Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). Ingestion of plastics along with entanglement in nets has contributed to Dugong deaths The study focused for the first ...

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Govt urged to curb the epidemic of used nylons, plastics

Akobi Crescent

Prof. Christian Madu of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) has urged federal and state governments, including Nigerians, to take decisive actions on tackling the environmental epidemic of used nylons and plastic bottles in the country. Plastic waste pollution in Akobi Crescent, Lagos, Nigeria Madu, a Professor of Environmental Management and Control, made the call in a chat on Sunday, ...

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UK’s £500m oceans protection scheme to tackle plastic pollution in Nigeria, Ghana, others

George Eustice

Projects to tackle climate change and protect the world’s oceans have been given a major boost with the first £16.2 million of funding from the UK’s £500 million Blue Planet Fund announced today. British Environment Secretary, George Eustice The programmes, financed from the UK’s overseas aid budget, will increase marine protection, tackle plastic pollution in Nigeria, Ghana, Indonesia and Vietnam ...

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Govt, UNIDO, Japan committed to tackling plastic pollution in Nigeria – Minister

Mohammad Abubakar

The Federal Government, in collaboration with United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Government of Japan, has expressed its commitment to effectively tackling plastic pollution in the country. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, gave the commitment at a presentation of Report on Study of Available Sustainable Alternative Materials to Plastics, Innovative Packaging ...

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Indiscriminate face masks’ disposal: Can Nigeria beat plastic pollution?

Face masks pollution

To control the spread of the coronavirus in Nigeria, several implementation guidelines were put in place by the then Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Face masks and other materials pollution The task force, now known as the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, listed measures such as the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), social distance, and restriction of mass gathering ...

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World Oceans Day: Environmentalists seek end to plastic pollution

Plastic pollution

On World Oceans Day, stakeholders have called for an end to indiscriminate dumping of plastics into the nation’s water bodies. Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: DW.com The experts made called for deliberate policies and actions to protect the nations water bodies in an interview. According to them, another worrisome trend is ...

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AMCEN endorses stronger measures to combat environmental degradation

African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN)

The bureau of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) has recommended several measures to address climate change, biodiversity loss, plastic pollution, and waste management, and enhance collaboration with continental bodies to improve environmental management in the region. Participants at the virtual 31st regular meeting of bureau of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) During its 31st regular ...

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