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Chile, Oman, Sri Lanka, South Africa join #CleanSeas campaign against ocean pollution

Chile, Oman, Sri Lanka and South Africa today joined UN Environment’s CleanSeas campaign against marine litter and ocean pollution, announcing measures including plastic bag bans, new marine reserves and drives to increase recycling.

“For too long, we have treated the ocean as a bottomless dumping ground for plastic, sewage and other waste”, said Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment. “The countries supporting CleanSeas are showing the leadership we need in order to end this abuse and protect the marine resources on which millions depend for their livelihoods”.

To read more follow the link below:

https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/press-release/chile-oman-sri-lanka-south-africa-join-cleanseas-campaign-against

(Photo credit: UN’s Clean Seas Campaign)

 

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