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Firm launches ‘plastic responsibly’ initiative

Plastic pollution

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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Concern as climate change, plastics choke the ocean

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Ahead of the United Nations Ocean Conference to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (Life below water), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has called for urgent action on climate change and marine plastic pollution to conserve the ocean and help ensure global food security, coastal protection and sustainable livelihoods. The ocean is said to ...

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Invisible plastic particles a major source of ocean pollution – Study

Ocean pollution

Tiny plastic particles washed off products such as synthetic clothes and car tyres could contribute up to 30% of the “plastic soup” polluting the world’s oceans and – in many developed countries – are a bigger source of marine plastic pollution than plastic waste, according to a new report by International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The report ...

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Stemming the tide of plastics in oceans

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Plastic pollution seems to be everywhere, from Atlantic beaches to Arctic sea ice to huge swirling vortexes of trash in the Pacific Ocean. Plastics can be found in every shape and size, from microscopic particles to whole refrigerators full of plastic parts. But plastic itself isn’t the enemy, experts insist, saying rather that it’s the way people handle it that ...

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Global plastic production rises, recycling lags

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New Worldwatch Institute analysis explores trends in global plastic production and recycling For more than 50 years, global production of plastic has continued to rise. Some 299 million tons of plastics were produced in 2013, representing a four percent increase over 2012. Recovery and recycling, however, remain insufficient, and millions of tons of plastics end up in landfills and oceans ...

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