Take back scheme to address plastic pollution

Plastic pollution like discarded bottles along the the Mediterranean coast have turned the sea into one of the world's worst affected bodies of water

Coinciding with World Oceans Day and the plastic-free mission, CNN launched #ZeroPlasticLunch, a global initiative that encourages students and schools to pack plastic-free lunches and targets single-use plastic straws. Hamadi Boga who paid the Mombasa County Government a courtesy call at the Governor's office.

The program will continue throughout June as a part of Ocean Day celebration. But the possible glimpse of hope is that first this is not occurring across the entire globe, so for instance, in the Red Sea, water temperatures are already very high and that's where I do in my research: there, the corals are extremely resilient to very high temperatures. Behaviour change is not easy and not always fun, but World Oceans Day is hoping to bring the issues to the forefront in an engaging way, placing an emphasis on the consequences of our current behaviours.

On World Environment Day, June 5, a panel discussion on "Beating Plastic Pollution in Africa" was chaired by Anthony Nyong, the Bank's Director for Climate Change and Green Growth, and attended by African Development Bank Senior Vice-President Charles Boamah, representatives of the Ivorian Ministry of the Environment and of UN Environment, and environmental experts.

In addition, five countries and the European Commission - excluding the United States and Japan - endorsed a G7 Ocean Plastics Charter and "commonly resolved to eradicate plastic pollution and create a lifecycle economy by investing $100 million to protect coasts and oceans", as stated by Prime Minister Trudeau.

"Partnering with parley is the right next step as we pursue our larger vision of backing our communities and sustaining the planet we share", he added. Today, we celebrate all that the oceans give.

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He then played on their third album, Then Play On , released in September 1969, which reached #6 on the United Kingdom charts. His love for the Blues led him to being asked to join Fleetwood Mac in 1968, where he made his musical home for many years.

The UN chief painted a picture of fish stocks being crippled by overfishing, vast coastal dead zones from pollution and untreated waste being discharged into the sea.

Oceans absorb around 30% carbon dioxide produced by humans, buffering the impacts of global warming. Yearly, a colossal 1.4 billion tons of trash ends up in our handsome oceans.

Plastic represents 95 percent of the waste floating in the Mediterranean and on its beaches, with most coming from Turkey and Spain, followed by Italy, Egypt and France, the report said. But the impact of one of the world's most popular sports (soccer that is) can have by raising awareness and spurring a conversation around ocean plastic pollution in the midst of the World Cup hysteria cannot be overstated.

This is an important aspect because if one doesn't love his or her environment, then we won't see the importance of conserving it. These projects will only materialize if we join hands and work together. Fisheries around the world are collapsing because of unsustainable fishing practices. These chemical are very risky for the oceans species and fish which we use for eating. This requires collaboration at all levels and across many sectors. We can ensure that our oceans are peaceful, safe and bountiful, and remain healthy as our blue home.

You will be able to to watch this live on the Facebook event page.

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